AMMAN — Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has arrived in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for an official visit at the invitation of King of Jordan Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein, the president.am website reports.

President Sarkisian and King Abdullah held a private meeting to discuss prospects for development of relations in different areas. They noted importance of political dialogue, deepening of economic cooperation and efficient use of existing potential.

The private talks were followed by an extended meeting with the participation of delegations, signing of documents aimed at strengthening and deepening of Armenia-Jordan cooperation in the field of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, lifting of visa requirements for citizens having diplomatic passports, cooperation on healthcare, investments, tourism, agriculture, civil aviation. They also touched upon creation of Armenia-Jordan business council.

The Armenian president said his country is keen on strengthening relations with Jordan and coordinating with the Kingdom on issues of common interest. He hailed Jordan as a model for security, stability and moderation in the Middle East and the world.

The two leaders stressed the need for efforts to reach a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East, based on the two-state solution. King Abdullah underlined that Jordan, along with regional and international partners, is working to ward off the threat of terrorism and extremist ideology that targets everyone without exception. The talks dealt with unilateral Israeli measures and violations against Jerusalem’s Muslim and Christian shrines, namely the Al-Aqsa Mosque, threatening peace prospects and regional stability.

The two leaders discussed Syria and called for a political solution to the crisis which has been raging for years now.

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