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Jordan, Russia pin hopes on joint committee meeting

By Petra - Oct 07,2015 - Last updated at Oct 07,2015

AMMAN — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Judeh on Tuesday stressed the historic and distinguished relations between Jordan and Russia.

During a meeting with Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, the two officials highlighted the importance of the upcoming meetings of the Jordanian-Russian Joint Higher Committee in boosting cooperation in economic and commercial fields.

Regarding the crisis in Syria, Judeh asserted Jordan’s position in support of a political solution, pointing out that it is the sole means to end the crisis and urged the international community to assist Jordan in carrying on with its humanitarian efforts towards the Syrian refugees.

Also at the meeting, Judeh stressed that while countries are caught up in regional challenges, they should not ignore the Palestinian cause “which is the central regional issue”.

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