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Jordan’s king, crown prince to attend Mecca quartet meeting

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King Abdullah II and Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan will participate in the Mecca meeting called by King Salman with leaders of the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait to discuss aid Jordan in the face of the economic crisis.

The Jordanian monarch stressed the importance of the relationship between his country and the countries participating in the meeting scheduled for Sunday.

In an interview with Al Arabiya television, Jordanian Parliament Speaker Atef Tarawneh said: “The relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Jordan is strong and historic.”

Importance of Saudi support

The Parliament Speaker stressed the importance of the Saudi support, which will bring Jordan out of the economic crisis it is experiencing at present.

He explained that Jordan hopes that the GCC grant in the current economic situation will be a good opening for the country.

A statement by the Saudi Royal Court said that a four-nation meeting was scheduled to be held in Mecca on Sunday to discuss ways of supporting Jordan to break the economic crisis.

Jordan has witnessed protests that led to the resignation of Prime Minister Hani al-Mulqi against the backdrop of the introduction of the draft income tax law, which has faced opposition.