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Wang Yi Speaks with Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi on the Phone

2021-03-13

On March 12, 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone conversation with Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi at the latter's request.

Wang Yi congratulated Ayman Safadi on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Jordan. He said China and Jordan enjoy a profound traditional friendship, adding that the bilateral strategic partnership has kept progressing in the past years, mutual political trust has been continuously enhanced, and the two sides have made solid progress in practical cooperation. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and as China enters a new stage of development and forges a new development paradigm, it will bring more opportunities to the friendly cooperation between the two sides.

Wang Yi said that China is committed to making COVID-19 vaccines a global public good and building a global community of health for all. China is ready to provide as much support and assistance as possible for the Jordanian side in its fight against the pandemic. At present, China and the Arab Union are pushing for a cooperation initiative on data security between China and the Arab countries. He hopes that Jordan can play a positive role in this regard. China supports domestic enterprises with willingness and strength in investing in Jordan and helping the country reach its economic and social development goals.

Wang Yi said that China appreciates Jordan's firm adherence to the one-China principle, and supports Jordan's efforts to maintain national security and stability and promote economic and social development. China understands Jordan's concerns over regional issues including the Palestine Question and values the country's particular role in regional issues. China is willing to strengthen communication and coordination with Jordan to jointly promote the resolution of regional hotspot issues.

Ayman Safadi extended warm congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC, reiterated his country's staunch support for the one-China principle and expressed opposition against external forces' interference in China's internal affairs regarding Hong Kong. The Jordanian side expressed its admiration for China's success in containing the pandemic and praised China's contribution to the global fight against COVID-19. Jordan stands ready to strengthen cooperation with China in areas such as data security and counter terrorism, so as to bring more benefits to the two countries and the two peoples.

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