Riyadh and Amman discuss region

Saudi Arabia and Jordan agreed during talks on Tuesday on the importance of strengthening political, economic, and security ties between the two countries.

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz was visiting Amman, where he met with Jordan’s King Abdullah in bilateral talks that focused on cooperation between the two countries and current developments in the region, according to a joint statement issued on the visit.

Bilateral ties

Both stressed the importance of working together in the fight against “terrorism and terrorist organizations for the protection of the principles of the Islamic religion, and in defense of the security of the region and its peoples,” according to the statement released by the Saudi Press Agency.

The statement added "the two sides stressed that the safety and security of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one and the same. They also discussed developments of the painful situation in Syria and ways to find a solution that ensures the safety and security of the Syrian people and their rights."

Yemen

According to the statement they also discussed the latest developments in Yemen, "the great efforts being exerted by the Saudi-led coalition in response to the appeal of the Yemeni legitimate government to defend the brotherly people of Yemen and protect its security and stability, in addition to providing humanitarian support to assist the Yemeni people in overcoming their crisis."

Syria

Bolstering international support for Jordan in its efforts related to receiving Syrian refugees, bearing their burdens and Jordan's humanitarian efforts in this regard was stressed, the statement added.

Iraq and Iran's interference

Regarding Iraq, the two sides stressed the importance of Iraq's unity, security and the need to involve all of its people's components in the political process to be one hand in the defense of its soil, building its institutions and preserving its independence.

The two sides also stressed their firm rejection of Iran's attempts to "interfere in the internal affairs of the Arab countries, which aim to destabilize the security and stability in them, and which are contrary to all international norms and conventions. They stressed that the principles of good neighborliness require moving away from intervention in the affairs of Arab countries and attempts of hegemony."

Peace process

The two sides also stressed the importance of making progress in the peace process on the basis of the Arab peace initiative and international legitimacy resolutions to achieve the aspirations of the Palestinian people in obtaining their legitimate rights to establish their independent state with full sovereignty.

With regard to bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries, King Abdullah II has praised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's support over the past years and decades for the Jordanian economy and the Saudi contribution to the development process in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the statement said.

It added that the Deputy Crown Prince stressed the keenness of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to "strengthen economic relations between the two countries, promote the joint action in all fields and provide joint investment opportunities that will benefit the two countries and the two brotherly peoples."

At the conclusion of the meeting, King Abdullah II asked to convey his greetings to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud expressed his deep thanks and appreciation to King Abdullah II and the Jordanian government for what the Saudi delegation received of warm welcome and generous reception.

Prince Mohammad, who is also Saudi Arabia’s defense minister, also met with a number of Jordanian political and military leaders.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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