Cyprus and Jordan on Thursday committed to further enhancing bilateral relations on all levels, 60 years after the two states initiated diplomatic ties.

President Nicos Anastasiades received at the palace the Hashemite Kingdom’s Foreign Minister Ayman Al Safadi, here on a two-day working visit.

Al Safadi conveyed a message from the King of Jordan, saying his country looks forward to how they can move forward with their partnership.

He noted that this year marks 60 years of diplomatic ties and added that in the last few years both countries have made a great deal of progress.

Anastasiades thanked the King of Jordan for the support, and said he is looking forward to the trilateral meeting between Cyprus, Greece and Jordan taking place in Cyprus in the near future.

Earlier in the day, the Jordanian FM held a tete-a-tete with his Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides, followed by talks between the delegations of the two countries’ ministries.

The two sides discussed the Middle East peace process, the situation in Ukraine in light of the ongoing Russian invasion, the emerging energy and food crises, EU-Jordan relations, as well as other current regional and international issues of common interest.

They also discussed bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas, including in dealing with natural disasters, climate change and defence.

In the evening Kasoulides hosted a dinner in honour of his Jordanian guest.