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Parliamentary cooperation vital for better Jordan-Japan ties — King

By JT - Dec 23,2015 - Last updated at Dec 23,2015

His Majesty King Abdullah meets with a Japanese parliamentary delegation in Amman on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court )

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday stressed the importance of cooperation between legislatures in enhancing bilateral relations between Jordan and Japan.

During a meeting with a visiting Japanese delegation representing the Jordanian-Japanese Parliamentary Friendship Committee, His Majesty voiced Jordan's keenness on bettering its ties with Japan, expressing appreciation for Tokyo's support of the Kingdom's developmental projects and humanitarian assistance to the Syrian refugees, a Royal Court statement said.

The two sides also discussed the latest regional and international developments and the need for intensified efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis and address the danger of terror and radicalisation via a comprehensive approach. 

Also on Wednesday, Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh met with the Japanese delegates over bilateral ties and regional developments.

During the meeting, Tarawneh said that Jordan was among the leading countries to declare war against terror and diagnose the danger of radical organisations, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Tarawneh also said that Jordan’s position on Syria has been clear and unaltered since the beginning of the crisis, advocating a comprehensive political solution that can bring an end to the ongoing civil war and end the large-scale suffering of the Syrian people.

He also reiterated that finding a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the key to solving the region’s problems, Petra reported.

For his part, the head of the Japanese delegation expressed thanks to Jordan for its help in the tragedy of the Japanese hostages murdered by the Daesh terrorist organisation last year, extending Japan’s condolences to the family of Pilot Muath Kasasbeh who was murdered by the ultra-radical group. 

On Wednesday, the Japanese delegation discussed with members of the Jordanian-Japanese friendship committee at the Lower House and the Senate bilateral ties and regional developments as well as the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordan, Petra reported. 

Also on Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh met with the members of the Jordanian-Japanese Parliamentary Friendship Committee. 

Discussions focused on the ongoing Jordanian-Japanese cooperation and means to strengthen it. 


The two sides also discussed regional developments.  

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