Foreign ministers of Jordan, Canada discuss Mideast peace efforts

Other News Materials 1 March 2009 02:16 (UTC +04:00)

Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon on Saturday discussed with his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh the latest efforts to re-launch peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, according to a foreign ministry statement, dpa reported.

"Judeh underscored the importance of a serious international move to resolve the conflict peacefully on the basis of the two-state formula, a solution that is winning universal consensus," the statement said.

For his part, Cannon asserted his government's "backing for stability in the Middle East as well as efforts aimed at establishing peace between the Palestinians and Israelis", it added.

The two ministers also discussed mutual issues foremost the nuclear cooperation agreement that was concluded recently between Jordan and Canada and the free trade agreement which the two countries initialed last year.