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Peace and stability in region underlined at trilateral meeting

Jordan's King Abdullah, President Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

How the cooperation between Cyprus, Greece and Jordan has matured to such an extent that the three countries need to think about how to more forcefully promote it was highlighted by President Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday after a trilateral meeting between the three countries.

He was in Amman where the meeting was headed by himself, the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras and the King of Jordan Abdullah II.

He added that the decision to establish a permanent secretariat in Nicosia for trilateral affairs will be honoured to ensure their momentum.

King Abdullah referred to the common challenges the three countries face in addition to their joint wish to collaborate in various areas, including those of security and energy.

Tsipras said the three countries share the belied that it is important to develop peace and stability in the region.

Anastasiades said the signing of a trilateral memorandum in the field of investment and the hosting on Sunday of the first Tripartite Business Forum are important developments and underline the potential to work together in the areas of trade, investment and tourism.

He said all three countries were committed to finding political solutions in accordance with international law and with full respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of states, as well as good neighborly relations.

Anastasiades arriving in Amman for the trilateral

He also pointed out that the three countries share the common position that tackling the effects of the refugee crisis and migration flows requires solidarity and shared responsibility.

He said Cyprus would work within the EU to make sure that Jordan was supported economically and politically to meet the challenges of the refugee crisis.

Energy issues, regional developments, investments, EU-Jordan relations, and tourism were among the issues discussed.

Cyprus and Jordan signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the area of Research, innovation and Technology and an Agreement on Cooperation in Fighting Terrorism, Organised Crime, Illicit Trafficking of Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors, Illegal Migration and Other Criminal Offences.

Cyprus, Greece and Jordan signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of education for 2019-2022 and a Memorandum of Understanding between Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus), Enterprise Greece (SA) and Jordan Investment Commission (JIC).

Anastasiades was accompanied by Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides, Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios and Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou.

Perdios took part in a business forum with the Chambers of Commerce of Cyprus and Jordan and the participation of businesspeople from both countries.

The first Trilateral Summit among Cyprus, Greece and Jordan took place in Nicosia, in January 2018.

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