At the invitation of Jordan¡¯s World Affairs Council (WAC), a six-member CAFIU delegation headed by CAFIU Advisor Mr. Zhang Zhijun paid a friendly visit to Jordan on January 14-15. The Jordanian host attached great importance to and made thoughtful arrangement for the visit. Though having only two-day short stay there, the delegation, accompanied by WAC Secretary-General Mr. Marwan met a broad range of people including the local political figures and other personages from different circles. The visit has further strengthened the mutual understanding and friendship between the two sides.
Though it happened to be the Parliament voting on the annual financial budget bill in the morning of January 15, Mr. Faisal El Fayez, First Vice Speaker of the Lower House still found time to meet the delegation. He thought highly of China¡¯s great accomplishments in the economic construction and social progress and felt proud of Jordan¡¯s friendly ties with China and expressed his willingness to further develop cooperation with China in various fields and especially enhance the people-to-people communications and exchanges in the social and cultural areas. On the same day, Mr. Abdel Salam Majali, WAC President and former Prime Minister and other Council Members of the WAC had discussions with the delegation and exchanged views on the subjects of bilateral ties, international and regional situation and particularly the current Middle East situation and Iraq issue. The delegation also introduced about China¡¯s current political and economic situation as well as its efforts in building the harmonious society. Apart from this, the delegation also visited the Philadelphia University and discussed with its headmaster and other scholars on promoting the people-to-people communications and academic exchanges between the two countries.