On Thursday, the Jordanian Foreign Ministry announced a meeting between its Minister, Ayman Safadi, and his counterpart to the Syrian regime, Faisal Mekdad, in New York, USA.
This came as part of a series of meetings Safadi held in New York, within the framework of the meetings of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, according to a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a copy of which Anadolu received.
According to the statement, during the meeting, which was held on Wednesday evening, they discussed the steps taken by the two countries to increase cooperation in various fields, in addition to ensuring the security of common borders, in a way that “reflects well on the two brotherly countries and peoples.”
The two ministers also discussed the issue of supplying Lebanon with electric power from Jordan and Egyptian gas through Syria, which would help it overcome the energy crisis.
The two ministers reviewed the efforts made to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis (which has erupted since 2011) and to address its consequences in all its aspects.
The meeting of the two ministers comes as part of the accelerated normalization procedures in the relations of the two countries, the latest of which was a rare visit by the Syrian regime’s Defense Minister, General Ali Ayoub, to Amman, last Sunday.
Ayoub and Jordanian Army Commander Youssef Huneiti discussed, in a meeting on Sunday, coordinating efforts to ensure the security of the common borders between the two countries, the situation in southern Syria, combating terrorism and joint efforts to confront cross-border smuggling, especially drug smuggling.
The past few months witnessed a remarkable development in Jordan’s relations with the Syrian regime after years of political estrangement, during which Damascus accused Amman of “supporting terrorism” on its soil.