Turkey, Jordan work on high-level strategic cooperation mechanism

The Turkish foreign minister said they reviewed progress in the implementation of a free trade agreement.

Turkey, Jordan work on high-level strategic cooperation mechanism

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh hold a joint press conference after their meeting on Friday in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

Speaking to reporters at the press meeting, Davutoglu said there was a special relationship between Turkey and Jordan, adding that the two countries regularly conducted comprehensive consultations.

Davutoglu said Turkish and Jordanian citizens would no longer need visas when visiting each other's countries and that his talks with Judeh addressed necessary measures to prevent any setbacks regarding the removal of visa requirements.

The Turkish foreign minister said they reviewed progress in the implementation of a free trade agreement between Turkey and Jordan as well as efforts to establish a free trade zone between Turkey, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, adding that Turkey and Jordan were also working to initiate a high level strategic cooperation mechanism in a bid to create a strong economic cooperation area in the Middle East region.

The two foreign ministers discussed recent regional developments regarding talks to settle the Palestinian conflict as well as ways to make positive contributions to the peace process, Davutoglu said.

Davutoglu said the two countries attached importance to peaceful resolution of problems in the Middle East, adding that Turkey and Jordan were determined to extend joint efforts for peace to prevail in the region.

Judeh said on his part that the two foreign ministers attached great importance to dialogue between Turkey and Jordan, adding that several high-level contacts had been made in the past couple of years.

The Jordanian foreign minister also said Turkey played an important role in the region as well as in efforts to settle conflicts.


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