Jordan to receive 50 mln cubic meters of water from Israel
AMMAN, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Israel on Thursday agreed to offer Jordan 50 million cubic meters of additionally purchased water, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
During a meeting between Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid on the Jordanian side of the King Hussein Bridge, an agreement was also completed within the Paris Protocol, according to which the volume of Jordanian exports to the West Bank will increase from 160 million U.S. dollars annually to an approximate amount of 700 million dollars.
The two ministers agreed that the technical teams would meet in the coming days to finalize the specifications of the water agreement as well as discuss raising the volume of exports to the Palestinian market between officials in Jordan, Israel and Palestine.
They also discussed developments related to the peace process, where Safadi stressed the need to make all efforts to achieve a just and comprehensive peace through the two-state solution that ends the occupation and fulfills all the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people. Enditem