Macedonia and Jordan make progress in exchange of information and intelligence

Jordan is a country that is a positive example that contributes to stability in the Middle East and Macedonia’s interest is to be present in the security and intelligence, but also in economic plan, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov said after meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

Jordan is a country that is constructive and major contributor to peace in the region. Jordan hosts the World Economic Forum for many years and the role of the King is highlighted by many, because Jordan succeeds in this period of great turbulence in many regions of the world, especially the Middle East, to show how to deal with the challenges, Ivanov said.

Ivanov underlined that this is his second meeting with the Jordan’s King after last year’s meeting during UN General Assembly, and both interlocutors agreed to intensify bilateral cooperation in various fields especially in exchange of information and intelligence for all those threats coming from the Middle East to Europe and especially in the Balkans, President’s Cabinet said in a press release.

At the meeting which was very constructive we pointed out to progress in exchange of information and intelligence. Officially, Jordan has more than a million refugees and unofficially it acts as an intermediary country, which is trying to indicate on the situation which is present for years in the Middle East and North Africa, Ivanov said after meeting with King Abdullah II.

Ivanov announced signing of several agreements with Jordan, which will be very important for improvement of legal frame and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Jordan is a country which provides food, water and medicines to many Middle Eastern countries. Jordan and Macedonia established diplomatic relations 17 years ago, which is major capital that should be used. Over 1.000 highly positioned people in Jordan had completed their education in the former Yugoslavia, Ivanov said.

Macedonian community requires intensified cooperation with the home country, and many of the former Yugoslav countries want faster establishment of legal framework so that economic relations can begin to correspond to what we once had when we were in Yugoslavia, Ivanov said, noting that there are a lot of potential to develop cooperation through Jordan and the Middle East.

His Majesty King Abdullah, who hosts the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa at the Dead Sea, personally invited President Ivanov to attend the event.

More than 1.000 political and business leaders from more than 50 countries are expected to attend the forum. Among the attendants are King Felipe VI of Spain, Iraqi President Fuad Massoum, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, Norwegian FM Borge Brende, Slovak FM Miroslav Lajcak and many other high officials.


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