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Israeli PM Naftali Bennett visits Jordan

International Desk, Rtv
|  09 Jul 2021, 15:56
Israeli PM Naftali Bennett visits Jordan
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The King of Jordan  Abdullah II Thursday received Israeli new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at his residence in Amman to discuss regional developments.

PM Bennett had stressed on his country's "readiness to double its supply of water to jordar ."The official added the meeting was "very positive", noting that it would open a "new era in the relations between the two countries."

The source pointed out that the Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, had also met with his Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid, to discuss mutual ties between the two countries. He explained that the two ministers had signed an agreement, under which Israel would sell 50 million cubic meters of additional water to Jordan this year.

"Jordan is an important neighbour and partner," Lapid was quoted. He added that the two countries would "broaden economic cooperation."

Lapid said the countries also agreed to explore increasing Jordan's exports to the West Bank to $700 million a year, from $160 million now.

Source: Middle East Monitor


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