Jordan and Cyprus have signed a military cooperation agreement during a meeting between Chairman of the Jordanian Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Abdul Halim Freihat and Cypriot Defense Minister Christoforos Fokaides.
The Jordanian news agency PETRA said that the agreement aims to strengthen relations in the military fields and develop them continuously.
Meanwhile, Jordan’s King Abdullah II received in Amman Friends of Jordan group and the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries at the European Parliament, and discussed with them Jordanian-European ties and the latest regional and international developments.
The meeting stressed the need to boost cooperation between Jordan and the EU, mainly in the economic field, and continue coordination and consultations on various regional and international issues to achieve security and stability in the region and the world.
Talks also covered the peace process and efforts to revive peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis.
King Abdullah II also received this week United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley and discussed with her cooperation and strategic partnership between Jordan and the United States as well as current regional developments.
The meeting also focused on the pressure placed by the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordan’s economy and its limited resources, highlighting the importance of increasing international support to Jordan to enable it to continue its services to the refugees.
On Syria, the King and the US official reviewed efforts to arrive at a political solution to the Syrian crisis through the Geneva track.