publish date 2021-12-17 23:22:00
His Majesty King Abdullah II returned home this evening, Friday, after a short visit to the Cypriot capital, Nicosia.
His Majesty discussed with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries in various fields, and the latest regional and international developments.
During the talks, which were held at the presidential palace in the capital, Nicosia, His Majesty stressed Jordan’s keenness to advance relations with Cyprus, and the importance of building on the outcomes of the third tripartite summit held in Athens last July, which included Jordan, Cyprus and Greece.
His Majesty expressed his appreciation for Cyprus’ efforts to confront the effects of climate change, pointing to the importance of concerted efforts and regional and international cooperation in this regard.
The discussions dealt with developments in the region, foremost of which is the Palestinian issue, as His Majesty stressed that it is not possible to achieve stability in the Middle East without reaching a just and comprehensive peace on the basis of the two-state solution, which guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital. .
His Majesty pointed out the importance of continuing to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees “UNRWA” in providing its services in accordance with its UN mandate.
During the talks, it was stressed the need to reach political solutions to the crises in the region that would restore security and stability to its peoples, in addition to strengthening efforts to combat terrorism within a holistic approach.
HM the King awarded Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades the Order of Renaissance for his efforts in strengthening friendship relations and expanding cooperation between the two countries, while the Cypriot president awarded the Cypriot President Makarios III, the highest honor in his country.
The talks were attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi, Director of His Majesty’s Office Jaafar Hassan, Jordanian Ambassador to Cyprus Muhammad Sharari Al-Fayez, and a number of senior Cypriot officials.
Upon his arrival at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, His Majesty held an official reception ceremony.
On the sidelines of the royal visit, two agreements were signed between the governments of Jordan and Cyprus on avoiding double taxation and extradition, in addition to a memorandum of understanding on development cooperation.
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