Romanian Government

Wednesday, 15 March

Prime Minister Nicolae -Ionel Ciucă met with the Jordanian Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat at the Victoria Palace



Prime Minister Nicolae -Ionel Ciucă welcomed Jordanian Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat at the Victoria Palace. The discussions were also attended by Agriculture Minister Petre Daea, alongside the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Bucharest, H.E. Sufyan Qudah, they focused especially on developing agricultural trade. In this respect, Prime Minister Ciucă presented Romania's ability to produce both grain and livestock for export to Jordan, thus contributing to strengthening food security in the Middle East. Highlighted was the active role played by Romania amidst the effects generated by the Russian military aggression against Ukraine to facilitate the export of grain to the countries that depend on Ukrainian production.

At the same time, the Jordanian Agriculture Minister thanked Romania for its support and gave assurances regarding the delivery of fertilizers to our country as well.

Both parties emphasized the importance of Romania's initiative to establish a sales hub in the port of Aqaba center for Romanian products.

The consequences of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine and the state of play of the Middle East peace process were also analyzed during the meeting. The Romanian Prime Minister welcomed Jordan's consistent position within the United Nations Organization condemning violations of the UN Charter and the founding principles of relations between states. Prime Minister Nicolae -Ionel Ciucă also hailed the particularly important role of Jordan as the custodian of the Holy Places in Jerusalem and a contributor to the peace process in the Middle East, alongside Egypt.

The Romanian Prime Minister provided details about the support to the people affected by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, as Romania was among the first to provide aid to the citizens of both countries.

Details about His Majesty King Abdullah II’s visit to Romania and the rescheduling of Jordanian Prime Minister Al –Khasawneh’s visit will be established in the following period.