BAKU, Jordan’s State Minister for Media Affairs and Government Spokesman Mohammad Momani on Thursday met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of his participation in the Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement in Baku, Azerbaijan.
During the meeting, the two ministers stressed Jordan’s pioneering role on Jerusalem and spoke about efforts to contain the repercussions of the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel.
In this regard, Cavusoglu hailed efforts exerted by King Abdullah II, the Custodian over Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem, pointing to the importance of continuing joint coordination between the two countries.
The two ministers also stressed Jordan’s efforts within the Non-Aligned Movement towards the Palestinian issue, which will be reflected through the outcome of the final declaration of the conference to be issued on Friday evening.
With regard to bilateral relations, the two ministers stressed the importance of joint future coordination, especially in terms of finding solutions for the reasons that led to the freezing of the free trade agreement between the two countries last month.
In a separate meeting, Momani held discussion with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on Jordanian-Azeri ties in economic and political domains in addition to a number of Middle East issues.
Momani stressed the centrality of the Palestinian issue and the risks posed by the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He also touched upon regional challenges, particularly the Syrian refugee crisis.
The Azerbaijani foreign minister expressed his country’s appreciation for the role of King Abdullah II in establishing stability in the Middle East and defending Jerusalem and Islamic and Christian holy sites.
Separately, Momani met with President of the United Nations General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak.
During the meeting, Momani stressed the importance of multilateralism within international frameworks and the importance of preserving and strengthening it, especially within the UN system.
He noted the need for concerted efforts to mobilize the required financial support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to enable it to continue its vital work as mandated by the United Nations General Assembly.
In connection with the work of the United Nations, Momani stressed the continued active involvement of the Kingdom in the ongoing negotiations to reach two international conventions; one on refugees and another on migrants.
Lajcak commended Jordan’s efforts in the international arena and invited the Kingdom to participate in the high-level meeting the United Nations General Assembly in New York in May on youth and the fight against radicalism.
Source: Nam News Agency