We need to work towards cooperation in trade, economy, and investment between Bulgaria and Jordan, as well as towards establishing closer contacts between the business communities. This is what Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said in his talks with the Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz as part of an extended meeting of the two official delegations in Amman.
Prime Minister Borissov also put an emphasis on the desire of our country to expand the opportunities for exchange of experience and information between the security services for joint action to combat terrorism, human trafficking and organized crime.
"Our positions on major global and regional issues are similar. We appreciate Jordan's active dialogue and good relations with the European Union, "added the Bulgarian Prime Minister. Borissov pointed out that Jordan and King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein enjoy exceptional authority among his counterparts in Europe because of their balanced policy in the region.
Particular emphasis in the talks was put on the topic of refugees and migratory pressure. According to Prime Minister Borissov, topics such as security and defense, counteraction to terrorism, extremism, radicalization and illegal migration are very important in the context of current events. The Prime Minister was certain that in the bilateral relations, security and defense cooperation in counteracting terrorism and radicalization, as well as cooperation within the Aqaba Process, remain a priority. Prime Minister Borissov noted that Bulgaria is to co-host the Berlin Process with the Republic of North Macedonia and suggested that Bulgaria host the Aqaba Process as well.
"The King pays special attention to the relations with friendly Bulgaria, which is why we confirm this friendship today," said Jordan's Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz. He noted the historical links between the two countries, especially in trade. He also emphasized on the growth in tourism between Bulgaria and Jordan. Prime Minister Omar Razzaz highlighted Jordan's involvement in the development of pharmaceuticals and information technology.
As part of the private meeting between the two prime ministers, Prime Minister Borissov noted that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an important partner in the Middle East for the Republic of Bulgaria and the European Union. Borissov added that the relations between the two countries are traditionally friendly and date back more than half a century.
"The forthcoming session of the Joint Committee for Economic Cooperation will open up an opportunity to concentrate on economic projects," said Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. He expressed his hope that the steps that will be planned will have a real impact and lead to an increase in trade, which has great potential.
The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Jordan were adamant that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Bulgaria and the Government of Jordan for cooperation in the field of tourism is a good opportunity for developing bilateral relations in this sector.
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov added that the cooperation between the countries in the sphere of education should be maintained and, if possible, developed. The readiness to finalize the Memorandums in the fields of information and communication technologies, and youth, was also announced.