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Cyprus and Jordan forge partnerships in health, investment, and emergency response

Memorandums of Cooperation and Technical Arrangement strengthen bilateral ties during President's visit

Newsroom / CNA

Cyprus and Jordan's governments signed two Memorandums of Cooperation and a Technical Arrangement on Tuesday, establishing collaborations in the health and investment sectors, as well as ensuring rapid dispatch of aerial firefighting resources in case of emergencies. The signing took place during the visit of the President of the Republic, Nikos Christodoulides, to Jordan.

According to a Presidency’s press release, under the Development Cooperation Memorandum 2023-2024 signed on Tuesday, the Republic of Cyprus will provide development aid of €475,000 to Jordan, with a special focus on enhancing the health sector. Representing Jordan, the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation signed the memorandum, while the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Constantinos Kombos, signed on behalf of Cyprus both the Memorandums and the Technical Arrangement.

Additionally, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus and the Ministry of Investment of Jordan, aiming to foster collaboration in the field of investments. On behalf of Jordan, the Minister of Investment signed the memorandum.

The Technical Arrangement for Forest Firefighting provides for the dispatch of two aerial means from Jordan to the Republic of Cyprus in case of emergency, based on the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), which was signed last December and entered into force on June 26, 2023. The Chief of the Armed Forces represented Jordan in the signing of this agreement.

The memorandums were signed following the meeting of the President of the Republic with the King of Jordan, Abdullah II, at the Palace in Amman, and the extended talks of the delegations of the two countries were held in the form of a working lunch.

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