House speaker, Egyptian counterpart talk cooperation

Lower House Speaker, Ahmed Safadi, on Sunday discussed with his Egyptian counterpart, Hanafi Jabali, importance of maintaining joint parliamentary coordination and consultation to serve common interests. In a joint statement, Safadi and Jabali lauded the “deep-rooted” Jordanian-Egyptian relations, under leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and their keenness to maintain consultation and coordination to serve Arab issues, especially the Palestinian cause. The two speakers also stressed importance of the Hashemite custodianship in preserving Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites, noting need to make progress in achieving tripartite Jordanian-Egyptian-Iraqi economic cooperation and integration and exchange of parliamentary expertise. The duo highlighted importance of activating role of the Jordanian-Egyptian Parliamentary Brotherhood Committee, which would contribute to coordinating positions in all forums, and serve common interests. The officials agreed to maintain tripartite Jordanian-Egyptian-Iraqi parliamentary coordination, and noted importance of cooperation in the fields of higher education, trade and cultural exchange. In a press conference following talks, Safadi voiced Jordan’s support to Egypt’s stability and highlighted importance of tripartite coordination to overcome any obstacles facing joint integration projects, to serve common interests. Safadi also thanked the “firm” official Egyptian position in support of Hashemite custodianship over Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites. Meanwhile, Jabali stressed importance of the “close and historic” relations between the two brotherly countries, referring to the “congruence” of Egyptian and Jordanian positions on the Palestinian cause as the first Arab issue. Jabali also pointed to importance of joint parliamentary coordination and exchange of expertise among the two parliaments’ workers. He valued Jordan’s “firm” stances towards Egypt, especially its position on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Source: Jordan News Agency