Published: 2019-03-08 19:03
Last Updated: 2019-03-09 10:17
House President of Representatives Atef Tarawneh and his Cyprian counterpart, Demetris Syllouris, agreed on a Trilateral meeting to be held in Amman next month, between themselves and their counterpart from Greece.
Tarawneh, who is paying Cyprus an official visit, discussed with Syllouris the issues of bilateral cooperation in specific fields, the economy, education, culture, climate change, in addition to the promotion of the Arab language in Cyprus, the Cyprus problem and the Palestinian issue.
They also discussed a number of significant issues concerning the cooperation between Jordan and Cyprus.
Tarawneh stated that Jordan is the gate to the Arab states, especially in Iraq, Syria and the Arab world. Adding that he will utilize his capacity as the President of the Arab Parliamentary Union “to find opportunities for Greek firms to move towards the Middle East.”
During the meeting, Tarawneh affirmed Jordan's appreciation for the support provided by Cyprus and expressed his appreciation for Cyprus for voting in the General Assembly of the United Nations against the decision to transfer the US Embassy to Jerusalem
For his part, Syllouris pointed out that he will coordinate with the stakeholders in his country to direct a request to the European Union to increase their support for Jordan to face the problem created from the influx of refugees.
Syllouris stressed on the importance of Jordan's role in combating terrorism, confirming that his country views Jordan as a major and pivotal partner in the region.
Tarawneh and a group of Jordanian MPs were received on Friday by Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades.