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Prime minister meets Arab media leaders participating in Jordan Media Forum

By JT - May 23,2024 - Last updated at May 23,2024

Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh on Wednesday meets with a number of Arab media leaders participating in the Jordan Forum for Media and Digital Communication (Photo courtesy of Petra)

AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh on Wednesday met with several Arab media leaders participating in the Jordan Forum for Media and Digital Communication.

During the meeting, the prime minister voiced appreciation for their efforts and supportive stances towards Jordan.

Khasawneh highlighted the comprehensive modernisation project in its political, economic, and administrative paths, which, he said, includes realistic targets that will enhance the resilience, capabilities and potential of the Kingdom in various fields, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

The prime minister stressed that Jordan is a nation capable of boosting its resilience and capacity, referring to the issuance of a Royal decree to hold parliamentary elections on September 10 as a constitutional entitlement, marking an important milestone in the political path of the comprehensive modernisation project. 

He noted that maintaining the continuity of life does not in any way conflict with the support that Jordan provides to Arab issues, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause, stressing that the Kingdom’s resilience, strength, and capability enable it to fulfil its role towards other Arab nations.

Khasawneh briefed the Arab media leaders on Jordan’s efforts to reach an immediate stop of the brutal Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, deliver comprehensive and sustainable humanitarian aid to all areas in Gaza, and move towards an irreversible political path that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions. 

Such endeavours must include clear timelines and commitments, with an emphasis on the geographic unity between the West Bank and Gaza as a fundamental basis for the fully sovereign and independent Palestinian state on the pre-1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, the premier added.

He reiterated Jordan’s stance against any attempts or circumstances that could lead to the displacement of Palestinians from Gaza or the West Bank, stating that this is a “red line” and constitutes a material breach of the Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty.

Khasawneh also pointed to the efforts of His Majesty, in coordination with other countries and relevant international organisations, to ensure increasing humanitarian and medical aid to the people of Gaza.

The prime minister highlighted the Kingdom’s keenness to support and enhance Arab cooperation initiatives at bilateral and multilateral levels, which would boost integration among them. 

In this regard, he pointed to the industrial integration initiative between Jordan, Egypt, the UAE, and Bahrain, which other countries are expected to join.

For their part, the media representatives praised Amman’s efforts and positions on various Arab issues, mainly the Palestinian cause, as well as the efforts it exerts to enhance cooperation with Arab countries.

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