Last updated on: 4/21/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (MFA) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Jordan insists on the complete application of this Roadmap to become the basis of a framework for Middle East Peace. It is essential that all parties concerned respect their commitments with regard to the Roadmap with no amendments until the end of Israeli occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in 2005.

Jordan supports the Geneva Accord effort, and regards it as complimentary to the roadmap and not as an alternative to it.”

“Key Foreign Policy Issues: Jordan and The Middle East Peace Process,” Jordanian MFA, 2004

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Description:

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is concerned with:

  • Formulating Jordan’s Foreign Policy;
  • Protecting Jordan’s vital national interests;
  • Promoting friendly relations with other countries;
  • Representing Jordan in other countries through its diplomatic missions there;
  • Extending consular facilities to Jordanian nationals residing abroad, and to foreigners intending to reside/travel to Jordan.”

“Jordan’s Vision for the Future: The Reform Agenda,” June 2004

Mission:

“Jordan’s vision is to develop a modern, tolerant, and open society, and to establish itself as a successful model of reform and development conceived and implemented from within. With this in mind, Jordan is moving towards a society that respects diversity and regards it as a source of national strength and pride, where majority rule is coupled with minority rights, where the right to politically organize is guaranteed, and where personal and public freedoms are upheld. Significantly, instituting the elements of democratization and sound governance are part of an evolutionary process which is reflective of the needs and aspirations of the Jordanian people.”

“Jordan’s Vision for the Future: The Reform Agenda,” June 2004

Other:
Government Ministry