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Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s article “Turkey-Jordan relations at historic turning point” was published today in the Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad. In the article, Minister Çavuşoğlu underlined that he visited Jordan again after 2 years at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi, “This beautiful country of the Fertile Crescent celebrates its 100th anniversary and 75th anniversary of its independence. It makes our visit more meaningful. This visit, which I made at an important historical turning point, is of particular significance to me. Jordan has come a long way in almost all areas The historical heritage of the country, its critical geographical location and a well-educated and well-equipped population are key factors in this progress. “The level that Jordan has reached today is also a source of pride for we. We see that the prosperity and well-being of Jordan is no different from that of Turkey, ”he said.
“SIGNS OF SINCERE FRIENDSHIP”
Noting that bilateral relations with Jordan have progressed in all fields over the course of a century, Çavuşoğlu said: “The fact that King Abdullah I was the first Arab leader to visit Turkey in 1937 established a base solid for the development of our relationships. the foundations of our diplomatic relations have been laid. Our relations, founded on the sovereign principles of equality and mutual respect, are today strengthened by our cultural ties and our deeply rooted human contacts. The fact that hundreds of thousands of Jordanians visit Turkey every year is a concrete sign of the sincere friendship between our peoples. These strong links between Turkey and Jordan It also allows our region to look to the future with confidence.
“WE WANT TO EXTEND OUR RELATIONSHIPS FURTHER”
Emphasizing that they wish to deepen relations, Çavuşoğlu said: “We want to deepen our concrete cooperation with Jordan in accordance with the scope and depth of our relations. Further measures are needed, especially in the areas of trade and investment. “Together we can explore new opportunities in the field. In accordance with the dominant principles of equality and mutual respect that I mentioned above, we believe that our cooperation can only be developed on the basis of mutual interests and a win-win understanding. Our aim is to develop our trade and economic cooperation on a balanced and sustainable basis, ”he said.
“OUR APPROACH TO PALESTINE IS SIMILAR”
Çavuşoğlu noted that compared to previous years, they believe that a period in which the Palestinian issue can be dealt with in a more realistic and healthy way has started. Çavuşoğlu said: “I am delighted to see that the approaches of the two countries are very similar on this fundamental issue. We strongly support the role of the Hashemite dynasty in protecting the holy sites of Jerusalem, and we believe that Jordan is fulfilling this responsibility adequately. “I see that many international and international issues require close contacts and cooperation between the two countries. Our region is going through an important process of change. At the same time, Turkey’s relations with the countries in the region are intensifying and are getting stronger, ”he added. noted.
“SOLUTION TO SYRIA’S PROBLEM IS OUR COMMON PRIORITY”
Emphasizing that Turkey and Jordan are the countries most feeling the humanitarian, political and economic burden caused by the conflict that has left Syria 10 years behind, Çavuşoğlu said: “As two neighboring countries, it is common that we find a solution to the Syrian question in order to ensure the safe, voluntary and honorable return of the refugees. “The preservation of the national unity and territorial integrity of Libya is our common goal. elections and for the Libya has a democratic, stable, secure and prosperous structure as soon as possible. ”
“RIGHTS OF TURKEY IN THE PERMANENT EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN”
Emphasizing that one of the areas of common interest with Jordan is the Eastern Mediterranean, Çavuşoğlu said: “Turkey is in favor of dialogue and cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean. We also called for a regional conference on the Eastern Mediterranean in which all stakeholders in the region would participate. Our President’s call is true in history. aims to make the Eastern Mediterranean a basin of cooperation and peace today, as it does today. In this context, we show the utmost respect for the rights and interests of all parties. However, we expect the same sensitivity from countries in the region. Turkey’s rights in the eastern Mediterranean remain. We, the Sea “We support the determination of jurisdictions fairly and in accordance with international law. the interests of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots in the region in the face of the maximalist demands of the Greco-Greek duo. ”
“THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ECONOMIC COOPERATION NETWORK IS OUR FUNDAMENTAL OBJECTIVE”
Drawing attention to the post-epidemic period, Çavuşoğlu said: “We are already seeing developments that directly affect the economies of the region, especially the change in global supply chains. As one of the largest economies in the region, establishing a regional cooperation network is one of our main objectives. Alleviating the epidemic conditions and We hope to restart our bilateral cooperation with Jordan in accordance with this understanding, after the return to the normal life. Turkey and Jordan, despite many threats and problems, have demonstrated their ability to overcome problems, with the contribution of their state structures and institutional experience. I am confident that we will overcome the common challenges we face. face, especially problems, in a spirit of cooperation. This provides us with the solid foundation we need to move forward, ”he said.
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