Upper House Speaker Holds Talks with Presidents of Jordanian Senate, House of Representatives

Speaker of the House of Councilors, Enaam Mayara, held talks on September 3 in Amman, with the President of the Jordanian Senate, Faisal Akef Al Fayez, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Safadi, on ways to consolidate bilateral cooperation in several fields.

On this occasion, Mayara praised the historic ties and deep friendship uniting Morocco and Jordan, based on solidarity and mutual respect, stressing that this exemplary relationship draws its strength from the fraternal ties uniting His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Majesty King Abdullah II.

Mayara pointed out the convergence of the two countries’ points of view on Arab, regional, and international issues, thanks to ongoing consultations and coordination, under the wise guidance of the two Sovereigns.

The Moroccan parliamentarian also emphasized the complementarity between the two Kingdoms, “major players in Arab initiatives,” notably in their historic role in supporting and defending the Palestinian cause, with His Majesty King Mohammed VI in his capacity as Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, and His Majesty Abdullah II in the framework of the Hashemite Custodianship of Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites.

In a different context, Mayara, who is on an official visit to Jordan at the head of a large parliamentary delegation, expressed his gratitude to the Hashemite Kingdom for its clear position in support of Morocco’s territorial integrity, praising the opening of a Jordanian consulate general in Laâyoune in March 2021.

Mayara also stressed the importance of boosting economic cooperation between the two countries to complement the level of their fraternal ties and strategic political and diplomatic relations, noting the importance of parliamentary cooperation through the exchange of expertise in all fields of common interest, such as renewable energies, agriculture, tourism, and vocational training.

Emphasis was placed on the importance of re-establishing the direct Casablanca-Amman air link, which has been suspended since the COVID-19 pandemic, and working towards the concretization of all the agreements and conventions signed between the two countries, particularly in the economic field, per the Joint Declaration issued following His Majesty King Abdullah II’s working and friendship visit to Morocco on March 27 and 28, 2019.

For his part, the President of the Jordanian Senate stressed the importance of exchanging visits between Moroccan and Jordanian parliamentary delegations to strengthen bilateral relations and elevate them, in the interest of both peoples, reaffirming his country’s full support for Morocco’s territorial integrity.

Al Fayez emphasized the need to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation in several fields and the importance of implementing all joint agreements to boost trade and investment, praising Morocco’s progress and expressing his country’s desire to benefit from Moroccan expertise in the political field.

The Jordanian senator also stressed the role of collective Arab parliamentary action in addressing security and economic challenges and political conflicts facing the Arab Ummah.

Recalling the Palestinian cause, the Jordanian parliamentarian praised the historic and complementary role played by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Chairman of Al-Quds Committee, and His Majesty Abdullah II, in the framework of the Hashemite Custodianship over the Islamic and Christian holy sites of Al-Quds, in preserving the Holy City against all attempts to change its historical, legal, and political status, as well as its Arab-Islamic and Christian religious and civilizational characteristics.

Following their meeting, the two parties agreed to create a joint commission to monitor the implementation of all decisions taken and launch concrete projects to achieve the desired objectives.

In a similar context, the Moroccan parliamentarian also held a separate meeting with the President of Jordan’s House of Representatives, Ahmed Safadi, to discuss ways of strengthening bilateral cooperation in the parliamentary field and coordinating positions between the two legislative institutions.

Mayara is accompanied by a large parliamentary delegation including President of the Parliamentary Group of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), Abdelilah Hifdi, President of the National Rally of Independents (RNI) group at the House of Councilors, Mohammed Bakouri, President of the Authenticity and Modernity (PAM) group at the House of Councilors, Abdelkrim Al-Hams, President of the Morocco-Jordanian Fraternity Committee at the House of Councilors, Abderrahmane Idrissi, Secretary General of the House of Councilors, Assad Zerouali, Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Chamber of Councilors, Zakaria Hanini, Director of External Relations and Communication, Saad Ghazi, and Head of Multilateral Relations, Mohammed Tayeb Al-Cohen.

The Chargé d’Affaires at the Moroccan Embassy in Amman, Adil Oussihamou, President of the Morocco-Jordan Fraternity Committee at the Jordanian Senate and member of the permanent bureau of the Senate and the House of Representatives, Mohammad Daoudiyeh, were also present during this meeting.

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