Egyptian, Jordanian FMs probe Palestinian cause, GERD issue

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FILE- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meets with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on November 25, 2019- press photo

FILE- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meets with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on November 25, 2019- press photo

CAIRO - 2 July 2020: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri and his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi discussed a number of issues of common interest, Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said on Wednesday in a statement.

Talking over a phone call, they discussed the Israeli unilateral measures intended for annexing parts of the occupied Palestinian territories to consider coordinating cooperation on various regional developments, Hafez said.

"Shoukry and Safadi also affirmed their continuous coordination with all parties and partners in order to provide a conducive environment and a genuine opportunity for reaching a just and comprehensive peace on the basis of the two-state solution, the Arab Peace Initiative, and in accordance with UN Resolutions," Hafez said in the statement.

The two ministers tackled the latest developments of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

"Shoukry briefed his Jordanian counterpart on the latest developments pertaining to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) file, whereby Safadi affirmed Jordan’s support for the Egyptian position in reaching an agreement that would preserve Egypt’s water rights and put an end to the disagreement in this regard via a negotiated solution in accordance with international law, while stressing the necessity of not undertaking any unilateral measures before reaching an agreement, including the start of the GERD filling process," Hafez added.

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