Jordan says ready to support Lebanon in facing challenges

AMMAN, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Sunday voiced the country's full support for Lebanon and its people in facing their exceptional challenges, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry.

Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi speaks during a joint press conference following a meeting on the Middle East Peace process, at the quai d'Orsay, in Paris, on March 11, 2021.

During a meeting with visiting Lebanese Defense Minister Zeina Akar, Safadi expressed Jordan's condolence over the victims of the deadly fuel tank blast happened in the Lebanese northern district of Akkar, said the statement.

Safadi added that Jordan is ready to offer all kinds of assistance to Lebanon, including medical treatment to the injured who has been transported to Jordanian hospitals.

The two ministers discussed ongoing efforts to enhance cooperation in the fields of energy, electricity connection, food and medicine security, as well as improve the level of cooperation between the two countries' private sectors.

For his part, Akar praised Jordan's support for Lebanon in all international events, adding that Jordan has always helped Lebanon in all crises. He appreciated Jordan for what it provided during Lebanon's economic and financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic and the explosion of the Beirut Port.