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Athens hosts Greece-Cyprus-Jordan summit

29 Jul 2021, 14:44 GMT+10

ATHENS, July 28 (Xinhua) -- The expansion and deepening of ties between Greece, Cyprus and Jordan were the main goals of a trilateral summit held here on Wednesday.

In a joint statement, the leaders of the three countries voiced their determination to expand partnership, strengthen cooperation and further promote coordination on political and economic issues, but also in the field of security.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades emphasized their respective countries' geographical proximity and rich cultural heritage, "which offer enormous potential for improving cooperation in key priority areas."

Mitsotakis noted that progress has been made since the first trilateral summit in 2018 as the three countries have expanded and deepened their cooperation in a wide range of areas.

All sides confirmed their interest in restarting sectoral meetings based on synergies that were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A peaceful, stable and prosperous Mediterranean region is a strategic priority for all sides, the joint statement said, calling on all countries in the region to respect the sovereignty and jurisdiction of each state over its maritime zones in accordance with international law, in particular the Law of the Sea.

The participants also discussed the relations between the European Union (EU) and Jordan. The Cypriot and Greek leaders both pledged to continue advocating the EU-Jordan Partnership Priorities, promote the common objectives and address the shared challenges.

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