Turkey, Jordan face similar challenges, namely Syrian refugee – PM Davutoglu

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu meets jordanian counterpart Abdullah Ensour
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu meets jordanian counterpart Abdullah Ensour

AMMAN, March 27 (KUNA) — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, on a brief visit to Amman, said Sunday his country and Jordan face similar challenges, namely the Syrian refugees, whose needs force both sides to boost cooperation and coordination.
A joint statement issued after a meeting between Davutoglu with counterpart Abdullah Ensour noted that the Turkish premier also underlined the importance of cooperation and coordination to confront terrorism.
The statement added Davutoglu said the security and stability of Jordan is critical for the stability and security of the whole region, expressing wishes to see an end to the Syrian crisis and combating terrorism organizations which affect both countries and the region as a whole.
The two sides also stressed importance on bolstering cooperation in all fields, particularly economic and commercial, and mentioned previous agreements, which increased the amount of commercial exchange to around USD one billion, while Turkish investment in Jordan were around USD 300 million.
The Turkish premier expressed readiness of Turkish companies to execute vital projects in Jordan, due to expertise in private sector, investment, renewable energy projects, rail roads, and tourism.
Regarding the Palestinian case, Davutoglu said his country is ready to do everything it can to protect the Palestinian people and the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.
For his part, Ensour expressed readiness to boost economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries, especially in the public and private sector. (end) mjb.mb