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Wang Yi Holds Talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi of Jordan

On June 22, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi of Jordan in Amman.

Wang Yi said that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-Jordan diplomatic relations. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, the relationship between the two countries has enjoyed sustained and stable development with mutual understanding, mutual trust and mutual support. Especially in recent years, the two heads of state have maintained close exchanges, with constant promotion of practical cooperation. China has grown rapidly into the second largest trade partner of Jordan. The two countries share potential and space for cooperation in areas of production capacity and tourism, and have bright prospects for deepening cooperation under the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" framework. China is willing to take the opportunity of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-Jordan diplomatic relations to summarize experience and outcomes, strengthen strategic communication, and open up a more beautiful future for bilateral relations My visit this time is to have a joint discussion with the Jordanian side on the effective implementation of the strategic partnership reached by the two heads of state.

Ayman Safadi said that since the strategic partnership established by both heads of state in 2015, Jordan-China relations have been further elevated with close bilateral high-level exchanges, prosperous development of economy and trade, and communication and coordination in international and regional issues. China has actively participated in Jordan’s energy, infrastructure and electricity construction, and made contributions to the national development of Jordan. The Jordanian side is willing to actively facilitate cooperation projects between universities of Jordan and China, and build a bridge for cultural cooperation between both countries. Jordan stands ready to make joint efforts with China to effectively transform bilateral strategic partnership into practical cooperation in various areas.

Ayman Safadi noted that as strategic partners, the Jordanian side firmly supports and abides by the one-China principle and will take all necessary measures and specific approaches to embody the stance.

Welcoming the above mentioned declaration made by the Jordanian side, Wang Yi stressed that this is the due responsibility of bilateral strategic partnership. It is hoped that the Jordanian side could earnestly implement such political commitment into specific measures and further consolidate the political foundations of the two countries, in a bid to create broader prospects for China-Jordan practical cooperation and bilateral relations.

Both sides exchanged views on the situation in the Middle East, the Palestinian issue, the Syrian issue and the anti-terrorism issue, agreed to maintain communication and coordination to jointly make contributions to advancing regional peace, stability and development.

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