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Royal Hashemite Court (Jordan)
Jordan, Japan set to boost cooperation after 60 years of ties
Amman, 30 June 2014
His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday received a delegation from the Japanese House of Representatives headed by Ichiro Aisawa at the Husseiniya Palace.
During the meeting, King Abdullah expressed Jordan’s keenness to build on the historic friendship between the two countries, which celebrate the 60th anniversary for the establishment of diplomatic relations this year.
Discussions also covered ways to boost ties at the economic and development levels.
In this regard, the King reiterated the importance of cooperation and partnership between the lower houses of the two countries, especially in the fields related to parliamentary and legislative work.
His Majesty underlined the Kingdom’s stance on regional issues and developments and his efforts to achieve security, stability and peace for the people of the Middle East, noting that Japan, among other international parties, can play a pivotal role in achieving this goal.
The King outlined the repercussions of the Syrian crisis on neighbouring countries and the entire region, referring to the burdens Jordan is shouldering as a result of hosting about 1.3 million Syrians, including more than 600,000 registered refugees.
Regarding the recent developments in Iraq, His Majesty expressed full support to a solution that guarantees the stability and unity of Iraq and its people, stressing the importance of finding an inclusive political solution that engages all segments of the Iraqi people in the political process.
During the meeting, the King also expressed Jordan’s ability to deal with various challenges and developments in the region and remain an oasis of peace and stability, calling on the international community to keep supporting the Kingdom to deal with such challenges.
They also discussed the efforts needed to achieve a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that leads to the establishment of a viable and independent Palestinian state within the 1967 lines and with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Ichiro conveyed the greetings of the Japanese emperor and prime minister to His Majesty and the Jordanian people, stressing the strong bilateral relations between the two countries which will be further boosted by the King’s visit to Japan soon.
Members of the delegation expressed their appreciation for the Jordanian role in supporting efforts to achieve regional security and stability, noting that Japan is keen to boost relations with Jordan at all levels.
Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh and His Majesty’s Office Director Imad Fakhoury also attended the meeting.