WATCH: King Salman, Saudi Crown Prince welcome Arab leaders at Mecca Summit

The Mecca Summit held by Saudi Arabia with three other nations to discuss support for Jordan’s economy resulted in an aid package totaling $2.5 bln. (Screen grab)

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcomed Jordan’s King Abdullah, Kuwait’s ruling emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah and the UAE’s vice president and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum at the Mecca Summit on Sunday.

The Mecca Summit held by Saudi Arabia with three other nations to discuss support for Jordan’s economy resulted in an aid package totaling $2.5 bln.

The initiative was launched by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman aims to contain the economic crisis and discuss ways of supporting their neighboring country was reflected on the Jordanian street.

Only a few days after protests erupted on the streets of Amman, King Salman called Jordan's King Abdullah, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. These contacts ended with a decision to hold an urgent meeting in Mecca to consult on the crisis.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid tweeted that he was "honoured to visit Mecca and pleased to meet the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and my brother King Abdullah II of Jordan", and that the meeting had served to "preserve stability and to strengthen the Arab and Islamic brotherhood".

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51
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