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News article1 June 2022Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Jordan: High Representative/Vice-President Borrell chairs the EU-Jordan Association Council, with Commissioner Várhelyi participating

EU-Jordan Association Council

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Várhelyi will travel to Jordan for the 14th EU-Jordan Association Council on 2 June and for a number of bilateral engagements. The Association Council, which High Representative/Vice-President Borrell will co-chair with Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi, will be devoted to EU-Jordan bilateral relations and the implementation of the EU-Jordan Association Agreement. It is the first time that an Association Council is held in a partner country. At this landmark event, also attended by a number of EU Foreign Ministers, the Council will adopt the EU-Jordan Partnership Priorities until 2027, which set out the new common strategic framework in a number of key areas. High Representative/Vice-President Borrell, Deputy Prime Minister Safadi and Commissioner Várhelyi will hold a joint press conference at around 11:45 CET. Together with the participating EU Foreign ministers, they will be jointly received by His Majesty King Abdullah II. High Representative/Vice-President Borrell will remain in Jordan for a bilateral visit, holding bilateral exchanges with His Majesty King Abdullah II and Deputy Prime Minister Safadi on regional and global matters of common interest. On 3 and 4 June, he will visit EU-funded projects in the country, including a refugee camp. On 2 June, Commissioner Várhelyi will have a bilateral meeting with Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Shraideh to discuss EU - Jordan cooperation, including the implementation of the Economic and Investment plan for the Southern Neighbourhood as well as EU support to mitigate the impact of the Russian war against Ukraine. They will launch the EU-Jordan Investment Platform which can leverage up to €2.5 billion of investments. More information on High Representative/Vice-President Borrell's visit in the dedicated media advisory. Audiovisual coverage will be available on EbS. More on the EU-Jordan Association Council here and on EU's relations with Jordan here. (For more information : Peter Stano – Tel : +32 2 295 45 53 ; Ana Pisonero - Tél : +32 229 54320 ; Lauranne Devillé – Tel : +32 2 298 08 33 ;  Zoï Muletier - Tél : +32 229 94306)