Safadi affirms Jordan stands with Sudan in democratic transition


Published: 2021-04-15 18:47

Last Updated: 2021-05-17 09:56

Safadi affirms Jordan stands with Sudan in democratic transition
Safadi affirms Jordan stands with Sudan in democratic transition

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs Ayman Safadi, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan, Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, held talks by phone Thursday.

In the talks, they focused on ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields in addition to regional situations and efforts aimed at strengthening Arab cooperation in facing common challenges and serving Arab issues.

The two ministers affirmed their joint keenness to translate the historical fraternal relations linking the two countries to a broader cooperation in the economic, investment, agricultural, health, tourism and cultural fields.

Al-Safadi and Al-Mahdi agreed to start preparing for the meeting of the joint committee to agree on clear work programs to increase bilateral cooperation.

The two ministers stressed the solidarity of the two brotherly countries in facing all challenges.

Safadi stressed that Jordan stands by Sudan in the process of democratic transformation, while Al-Mahdi stressed the importance of the role and efforts led by His Majesty King Abdullah II in promoting security, stability and serving Arab causes.

Al-Mahdi appreciated the Kingdom's stances in support of Sudan in its regional issues and its march in democratic progress, achieving development, increasing economic growth and meeting the aspirations of its people.

The two ministers stressed the importance of strengthening joint Arab action to face challenges, solve regional crises, and strengthen institutional cooperation frameworks that contribute to achieving comprehensive regional development.

Al-Safadi and Al-Mahdi emphasized the centrality of the Palestinian cause and that the two-state solution, which embodies the independent Palestinian state on the June 4 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with international law and the Arab Peace Initiative, is the only way to achieve a just and comprehensive peace, which constitutes an Arab strategic option.

The two ministers reviewed the developments of the Renaissance Dam issue, as Safadi affirmed the Kingdom's support for the brotherly Republic of Sudan and the Arab Republic of Egypt in their efforts to protect their water rights by reaching a comprehensive agreement in accordance with international law that preserves the rights of all parties, stressing that Sudan and Egypt's water security is part of Arab national security.

The two ministers agreed to continue communication to identify practical steps capable of achieving rapid progress in efforts to deepen cooperation, in a way that would positively affect the two brotherly countries and peoples.