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Political consultations with Jordan

Jernej Müller, Political Director and Director-General for Common Foreign and Security Policy, met with Ambassador Fayiz Khouri, Director of European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, in Amman.

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Director-General Müller and Ambassador Khouri | Author Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

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The central part of the consultations, which followed the meeting of foreign ministers in New York in September 2021, was aimed at bilateral cooperation with a particular focus on areas that still hold many opportunities to strengthen cooperation, such as information technology, tourism, health, artificial intelligence, flight connections, student exchanges, and foreign trade.

On behalf of Jordan, Ambassador Khouri thanked Slovenia for its engagement during the Council Presidency, expressing interest in facilitating travel requirements for Jordanian citizens within the EU. A part of the discussion was dedicated to regional issues and the fight against terrorism as a global challenge. The Slovenian side shared positions and views on the Western Balkans and EU enlargement, while the Jordanian side put forward their views on the resumption of the Middle East Peace Process along with the situation in Syria and Lebanon.

Director-General Müller underlined the need to strengthen resilience to health crises, which is one of the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency. The officials also exchanged information on the current developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in their respective countries.