Jordanian and Lebanese Leaders Say They Want Stronger Ties

Jordan Prime Minister, Bisher Al Khasawneh met his Lebanese counterpart Najib Mikati in Amman on Thursday, and both the leaders expressed desire to strengthen ties between the two countries.

During the meeting, Khasawneh assured Mikati of Jordan’s support in different areas to help Beirut to get rid of current challenges and enhance its stability.

The two leaders emphasized cordial relations between the two countries and expressed readiness to improve bilateral engagement in different areas in a manner that serves the common interests of the two countries.

Jordan, which is hosting thousands of US troops in Amman as part of a military agreement, has been making efforts to support Lebanon with the help of the Joe Biden administration.

The US has strongly supported a deal to transfer 250 megawatts of Jordanian electricity to Lebanon this year through Syria.

But Lebanon’s Energy Minister, Walid Fayad said that politics and bureaucracy were behind the delay to implement the US-backed electricity project.

Fayad said that the World Bank, which had pledged to finance the project, has been putting new conditions despite everything being clear at the beginning.

Fayyad said that the US had demanded to see the financing terms from the World Bank to make sure there is no obstacle ahead of the electricity deal.

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