Jordan eager to help Libya prepare for Arab summit
Jordan on Tuesday expressed keenness to put all its expertise at the disposal of Libya during the North African country’s preparations to host the Arab summit next month, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported from Tripoli.
Conveying a message from His Majesty King Abdullah to Libyan President Muammar Qadhafi, Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh underlined King Abdullah’s commitment to coordinate with the Libyan leadership prior to the upcoming high-profile meeting, underlining the “deep ties Jordan and Libya enjoy”.
He cited the King’s hopes that the summit will succeed in leading to coordinated Arab action that is capable of influencing the regional and international arenas and helps serve Arab causes.
Judeh also voiced hope that next month’s summit will develop a unified position vis-à-vis challenges facing Arab countries, particularly the Palestinian issue, reiterating the need for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state according to the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
He called for developing an Arab vision for peace based on the two-state solution and international resolutions, along with the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.
Qadhafi commended King Abdullah’s continued efforts to bring about peace and stability in the region and develop united Arab action, noting that his country is looking forward to hosting the upcoming summit, which he said is considered the best venue for taking joint Arab action in issues of importance to the region.
Also yesterday, Judeh met with his Libyan counterpart Musa Kusa. They underlined the importance of the outcomes of the Joint Jordanian-Libyan Higher Committee’s recent meetings late last year, which addressed the Kingdom’s ambitious plans to receive funds for strategic projects.
Judeh suggested arranging a visit to Jordan for a technical Libyan team to look at Jordan’s experience in implementing water, education and energy projects.