Minister Garneau meets with senior members of Jordanian government
July 1, 2021 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with H.E. Bisher Al-Khasawneh, Prime Minister of Jordan and Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jordan.
Minister Garneau reiterated Canada’s strong partnership and friendship with Jordan, with whom Canada works closely to advance peace and security, humanitarian development and trade priorities. He also underscored that Canada values Jordan’s continued generous efforts in supporting refugees. In recognition of Jordan’s ongoing efforts, Minister Garneau highlighted Canada’s ongoing support, including a commitment of $575.7 million since 2016, through the Middle East engagement strategy, notably to help expand education and health services to refugees, which is especially vital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister Garneau restated Canada’s recognition of Jordan’s custodianship over the Muslim and Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem and conveyed Canada’s appreciation of Jordan’s constructive efforts and recognition of the key role it plays towards a comprehensive, just and lasting peace for the Palestinian and Israeli peoples.
The minister and his interlocutors shared their views on advancing Middle East peace efforts and committed to continue working together, and with the international community, to ensure sustainable peace and security in the region.
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