Amman, 6 July 2023 (TDI): The Joint Ministerial Committee between the Kingdom of Jordan and the Sultanate of Oman convened its eleventh session in Amman on July 6, 2023.

Prior to the joint meeting, the foreign minister of Oman, Sayyid Badr, and his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi, engaged in a comprehensive discussion on the measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries in diverse domains.

They noted that the historical brotherly relations between Jordan and Oman are based on respect and the close alignment of their perspectives on various regional and international issues.

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While examining the progress and development of their mutual relations, the two leaders underscored the need to expand the horizons of collaboration, particularly in the economic, trade, and investment sectors. In a joint statement of the ministerial committee, they emphasized the role of the private sector in facilitating trade exchanges between the two nations.

Joint standing on the Palestinian issue

The two ministers touched upon several regional issues, foremost among them the Palestinian cause and efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis. Referring to the current Israeli Jenin assault, both leaders stressed the urgent need to de-escalate the deteriorating situation in Palestine.

They reaffirmed their unwavering support for the two-state solution, following the United Nations resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, as the only viable approach to delivering justice to the Palestinians and bringing a conclusive end to the Israeli occupation.

Moreover, they called on the international community to provide the necessary financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to facilitate and catalyze its work without any economic turbulence.

The two sides agreed to actively participate in efforts to find a political solution to the long-standing Syrian crisis, following a step-by-step approach in alignment with UN Resolution 2254.

Moreover, they appreciated the League of Arab States’ resolution 8914, readmitting Syria into the Arab community.

On the margins of the committee meeting, the two foreign ministers inked several memoranda of understanding and executive programs in industrial estates, youth, consumer protection, the environment, and educational cooperation.