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Lavrov says Russia ready to deepen dialogue with Jordan

June 09, 2016, 15:29 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Russia wants to discuss bilateral cooperation, Syrian settlement with Jordan, the Russian foreign minister told his Jordanian counterpart

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Russian and Jordanian Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Nasser Judeh

Russian and Jordanian Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Nasser Judeh

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MOSCOW, June 9. /TASS/. Moscow is ready to deepen and expand dialogue with Amman in all spheres, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday at the meeting with his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh.

"We are happy about another opportunity to continue our close cooperation. It is a good chance to discuss bilateral cooperation and see what additional actions are needed to implement UN Security Council resolutions on Syrian settlement," Lavrov said.

"On behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin, I want to convey kindest regards to His Majesty King Abdullah II. The Russian president confirms out decisiveness to continue deepening and expanding our cooperation," the foreign minister said.

Moscow and Amman note progress in development of military-technical cooperation,  Lavrov added.

"Ties in military-technical sphere occupy an important place. These ties are developing to the satisfaction of both sides," Lavrov said.

Russia-Jordan ties

 Jordan is proud of the existing relations with Russia, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said.

"I am very proud of the level of coordination and consultations and regular contacts that we are able to hold both on the bilateral basis and on the sidelines of various international organizations," Judeh said.

He added that Jordan and Russia had "established interaction channels, which makes it possible to discuss the changes the region is experiencing during regular contacts.".

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