Visit of Abdullah II, King of Jordan, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Abdullah II, King of Jordan. During the joint press conference the President said that the relations between Jordan and the EU were very good and that their ties were getting even closer. He added they had an advanced status partnership as the 10th anniversary of the EU/Jordan Association Agreement was held on the same year, and as the preparatory process for the launch of Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) negotiations had already started. José Manuel Barroso conveyed to Abdullah II, King of Jordan, a strong message of support but also of encouragement to pursue with the political reform process aiming at strengthening democracy, justice and the rule of law in Jordan. They also discussed in detail Jordan’s commitment to conducting free, fair and transparent elections. The President concluded by commending the King and Jordan’s efforts in moving forward with the Middle East Peace Process.