Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, April 1

Middle East

AMMAN — Jordan said on Thursday it has sent an official note of protest through diplomatic channels, calling on Israel to stop violations and provocations against Al-Aqsa Mosque and respect its legal and historical status quo.

Jordanian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Deifallah Fayez said the Israeli acts against Al-Aqsa Mosque are rejected and represent a clear violation of the legal and historical status quo, international law, and Israel’s commitments as an occupying force, according to a Foreign Ministry statement. (Jordan-Israel-Aqsa)

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TUNIS — Tunisian President Kais Saied received on Thursday visiting Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sabri Boukadoum and the two discussed bilateral ties, said a statement released by the presidency.

The meeting focused on “the historical relations that unite the two countries and the means to further promote them,” the statement said. (Tunisia-Algeria-Ties)

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CAIRO — Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA) will seek over 1 billion U.S. dollars in compensation for the losses caused by the container ship Ever Given that was stuck in the waterway and blocking navigation for six days, SCA chairman Osama Rabie has said.

The compensation for the losses and damages “will reach over 1 billion dollars,” Rabie told a local TV channel on Wednesday. “This is the right of the state and we will not give it up.” (Egypt-Suez Canal-Compensation)

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TRIPOLI — Libyan Foreign Minister Najla al-Mangoush on Wednesday met with Chinese Charge d’Affaires to Libya Wang Qimin in the capital Tripoli and discussed cooperation between the two countries.

During the meeting, al-Mangoush hailed the importance of China and its global role, its close friendship and cooperation with Libya, and its execution of major projects in Libya in the fields of infrastructure, transportation and communications, according to a statement issued by the Libyan Foreign Ministry. (Libya-China-Cooperation)

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