Palestine, Jordan sign energy, health and transport agreements

Palestine and Jordan signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in energy, health and transportation, on the sidelines of the Jordanian-Palestinian Higher Committee meetings, in Amman on Sunday.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, who is on an official visit to Jordan, said the MoUs fall in line with the effort by the Palestinian Authority to gradually disengage from Israel and reduce dependence on it.

Shtayyeh stressed, in the presence of his Jordanian counterpart Omar Razzaz, the deep relations between their two neighboring countries and their common perspective on the future. He also expressed interest in expanding trade ties between Palestine and Jordan.

For his part, Prime Minister Razzaz said the legitimate Palestinian demands in establishing their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital is a Jordanian interest in the first place.

Source: International Islamic News Agency