Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu and his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi, are encouraging mutual investments in Romania and Jordan. “We address, in our capacity as Foreign Ministers, a message of encouragement for the business environments of the two states in order to increase mutual direct investments in Romania and Jordan that will bring beneficial results to both sides in the medium and long term,” Melescanu said on Wednesday in a joint statement with Ayman Safadi, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
He specified that the talks were aimed at preparing both parties for the signing of agreements and treaties in several areas, mentioning justice and home affairs, cooperation in the field of emergency, IT, education, culture and the media.
“We want to develop direct cooperation between the Romanian and Jordanian universities on the basis of reciprocity, given the long tradition in this field and the very good reputation Romania has in Jordan, as well as the development of academic cooperation which also takes place at European level by using the tools of the Erasmus + program, which allows young Jordanians to participate in education. From an economic point of view, we will use the cooperation mechanism existing between the two chambers of commerce to boost the activity of the Jordanian-Romanian Business Council. We want to strengthen the cooperation between the two chambers of commerce, so as to facilitate the organization of some Romanian economic missions in Jordan, given that a large number of Romanian companies have an interest in the development of our investments in this area, Jordan being a regional economic center,” Melescanu said.
The Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister welcomed Jordan’s stabilizing role in the Middle East.
“We particularly appreciate the moderate steady position of the main regional files as well as the very solid political and security dialogue between Romania and Jordan. Here in Bucharest we have a high appreciation of Jordan’s undertaking of important responsibilities in preventing and resolving crises and conflicts in the Middle East region,” Melescanu said.
He also showed having discussed with the Jordanian official about regional developments, as well, such as the crisis in Syria, the Middle East Peace Process and the refugee issue.
“We welcome the efforts of the Jordanian Government in the fight against terrorism, reaffirming Romania’s decision to cooperate with the Jordanian authorities to limit the consequences of this violent phenomenon at the domestic, regional, European and international level,” the Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister said.
In his turn, Ayman Safadi wished success to Romania during its term of the Presidency of the EU Council.
He stressed that there is a political desire to develop joint cooperation between the two countries. The Jordanian official underscored the importance of strengthening investment cooperation.
“We want the development of relations between Romania and Jordan in the field of economic and investment,” said Ayman Safadi.
He pleaded for more cooperation with Romania in terms of overcoming the crises in the area. The two officials affirmed that the two countries have solid traditional relations.
PM Dancila highlights Romania’s interest to strengthen bilateral relations
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila welcomed on Wednesday at the Victoria Palace Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ayman Safadi, occasion on which she highlighted the interest to further develop the relations in areas such as agriculture, tourism, healthcare, education and energy.
According to a release of the Government, during the meeting, the two high officials voiced their satisfaction for the very good level of the political-diplomatic relations and agreed on the need to identify the best tools and means to bring economic and sectorial cooperation at the said level.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila reconfirmed the importance that Romania’s Government gives to the development of the collaboration relations with the Arab states, pointing out also “the interest for a constant political-diplomatic dialogue at high level.”
“In respect to strengthening the economic and sectorial cooperation, the Romanian dignitary stressed the interest to further develop the relations in areas such as agriculture, tourism, healthcare, education and energy, but also to identify new areas of shared interest,” the release shows.
The meeting also occasioned an exchange of views in respect to the regional and international agenda.
“Prime Minister Viorica Dancila presented the priorities of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union, underscoring that our country’s first time exercise at the rotating presidency of the EU Council represents a moment of special importance and an opportunity for Romania to reconfirm its commitment in favour of strengthening the European project. The Romanian official showed that, during this mandate, Romania will act in view of coagulating the consensus at the EU level on important topics of foreign affairs policy, including in terms of the Southern Neighborhood of the Union, context in which she hailed the very good level reached by the cooperation relations between the EU and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,” according to the release.
The two officials also tackled the latest developments of the Middle East region, with an emphasis on the conflict in Syria and the Middle East Peace Process, the quoted source mentions.
President Iohannis encourages organisation of new edition of Romanian-Jordanian Economic Forum
President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday welcomed at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ayman Safadi, in which context he encouraged the organisation of a new edition of the Romanian-Jordanian Economic Forum this year.
The head of the state underscored on this occasion the special role played by Jordan in the region and appreciated the balanced foreign policy of this state and its efforts made in promoting regional stability in a turbulent and complex environment, informs a release of the Presidential Administration.
“President Klaus Iohannis evoked the fruitful meeting that he had with His Majesty King Abdullah II on the sidelines of the high level General Assembly of the UN in September 2018 and underscored the necessity of identifying concrete modalities of strengthening the bilateral relations, including in the economic field. The Romanian President encouraged the organisation of the second edition of the Romanian-Jordanian Economic Form in 2019, according to what he established at his meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II and considering the increased collaboration potential existing in fields of mutual interest, such as tourism, transportation and military cooperation,” reads the same release.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan relayed the salute and special appreciation of the Hashemite sovereign to President Iohannis and voiced his country’s entire willingness and determination to strengthen the bilateral relations at all levels, especially in boosting trade exchanges and investments.
Moreover, Minister Ayman Safadi evoked the concrete possibilities existing for the Romanian-Jordan cooperation on third markets in the Middle East and thanked for Romania’s participation in the meetings of the Aqaba Process, while highlighting the importance of this format, initiated by the Jordanian King for the security of the entire region and combating terrorism.
During the talks, the two high ranked officials also had an exchange of opinions related to a series of complex regional files, such as the Peace Process in the Middle East, the situation in Syria and Yemen, as well as the importance of maintaining international efforts in combating terrorism and radicalization.