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Lapid and Jordanian FM meet, agree on transfer of more Israeli water

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi at the Allenby Bridge border crossing, their first meeting since the former became Israel’s top diplomat last month when a new government was sworn in.

Lapid says the two agreed to cooperate in the fields of water and commerce, as well as on various other unspecified topics. The agreement on water was in accordance with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s decision to okay the transfer of 50 million cubic meters to Jordan annually, according to the foreign minister,

“The Kingdom of Jordan is a neighbor and important partner of the State of Israel. The Foreign Ministry will continue to hold a continuous dialogue to preserve and strengthen ties. We will expand economic cooperation for the wellbeing of both countries,” Lapid tweets.

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