Jordan aims to strengthen relations with Iran

Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Al-Safadi, and his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, held a phone call on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations and regional developments. The two ministers emphasized their desire for good relations based on principles of good neighbourliness, non-interference in internal affairs, and cooperation that benefits both countries and the region.

Safadi welcomed the Saudi-Iranian agreement and expressed support for the initiative as a significant step towards resolving regional tensions and enhancing security and stability. The ministers also discussed the Palestinian issue, with Safadi reiterating Jordan’s unwavering support for the Palestinians and the pursuit of a just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution.

The phone call highlighted the importance of practical, transparent, and honest dialogue in addressing various outstanding issues, such as the situation on the Jordanian-Syrian border and the challenges posed by drug smuggling. Both ministers agreed to continue security meetings and maintain political communication to reach understandings that foster cooperation and contribute to regional security and stability.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Abdollahian conveyed greetings from Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi to King Abdullah and congratulated him on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. Safadi reciprocated the gesture, extending greetings from King Abdullah to the Iranian President.

The two ministers agreed to meet as soon as possible to further discuss ways to overcome challenges in the relationship and work towards achieving full normal relations that serve both countries’ interests and help resolve regional crises and tensions.

In related news, the Iran national football team is set to participate in Jordan’s upcoming four-team tournament.

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