Jordan foreign minister meets German parliamentary team
Jordanian Foreign Minister Salah Bashir met Monday with a visiting delegation of German lawmakers and stressed Berlin's role in pushing forward the peace negotiations between Israel and its Arab neighbours.
"The minister underscored the importance of the European Union's role, particularly that of Germany, both on the international and regional levels, in spurring the Middle East peace process and giving a hand to the Palestinians and Israelis to enable them reach a peace agreement," a Foreign Ministry statement said.
Bashir pointed out that the "two-state solution," which provides for the setting up of an independent Palestinian state that lives in peace with Israel, represented the sole option for ending the Middle East conflict and restoring stability to the Middle East, dpa reported.
Bashir urged international effort to put pressure on Israel to "halt settlement activity, remove roadblocks and improve living conditions of Palestinians."
The Jordanian foreign minister also discussed a variety of issues with the visiting German lawmakers including the "latest developments on the international and regional arenas," the statement said.
"While discussing bilateral ties, Bashir voiced appreciation for Germany's technical and financial assistance to Jordan and expressed Amman's keenness to boost bilateral ties with Berlin particularly in the economic and commercial spheres and to encourage private sectors in the two countries to carry out joint ventures."
The German parliamentary team, led by Christian Lang, arrived in Amman on Sunday and met with leaders of the two Jordanian houses of parliament to explore means of boosting bilateral parliamentary cooperation.