Jordan interested in expanding relations with Azerbaijan: Senator
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 21 / corr Trend U.Sadykhova /
The Jordanian-Azerbaijani Friendship Society in Amman works in the direction of expanding relations between Jordan and Azerbaijan on the level of two nations, Director of the Society Senator Marvin al Hmud said.
"We are proud of relations that we established with Azerbaijan and are sure there are close relations between the two nations [Jordan and Azerbaijan] leading to mutual understanding. It opens basis for cooperation in the field of economy and education," Former Jordanian Deputy Premier al-Hmud told Trend over telephone from Amman.
The Jordanian-Azerbaijani Friendship Society was established in 2008 through assistance of the Azerbaijani embassy in Amman.
Al Hmud said it is necessary to establish similar organization in Azerbaijan to encourage cooperation between the two countries in humanitarian and public fields. It can be achieved through visits and meetings of representatives of Azerbaijan and Jordan.
Al Hmud plans to visit Azerbaijan in spring to discuss possible increase of financial support to the Friendship Society in Jordan.
The Committee on Work with Azerbaijanis residing in Jordan has been established under the Friendship Society and both organizations provide a forum for bilateral meetings and events with the participation of representatives from Jordan and Azerbaijani Diaspora.
To expand the humanitarian relations it is important to exchange Azerbaijani and Jordanian students for study at the universities of both countries.
"Though earlier Jordanian students came to Baku [for study], now the exchange has stopped. Now we want to resume it, he said. Now we are considering the opportunities for study of Azerbaijani students in Amman-based universities and vise-versa. Indeed, the education ministries of Azerbaijan and Jordan are tackling this issue."