King, Saudi monarch discuss deep-rooted ties

Riyadh, His Majesty King Abdullah’s meeting with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday at the Royal Saudi Court, focused on the deep-rooted bilateral ties and the latest regional developments.

During the meeting, held on the sidelines of King Abdullah’s participation in the Future Investment Initiative (FII) 2019 forum organised by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, the two leaders stressed the strength of Jordanian-Saudi relations and keenness to expand cooperation in various fields.

His Majesty underscored that the success of the FII signals the stature of Saudi Arabia, emphasising the importance of the forum in creating opportunities to utilise the potential of youth and support Jordan’s economic programme.

The King highlighted the need for tangible results from such forums, to invest in qualified Arab human capital and promote economic prosperity in the Arab world.

His Majesty expressed appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s support to Jordan, reaffirming Jordan’s support for Saudi Arabia and stressing that the national security of Jordan and Saudi Arabia is one.

For his part, King Salman commended Jordan’s strong stance in support of Saudi Arabia following the attack on Aramco’s oil facilities.

Maintaining Jordanian-Saudi coordination and consultation on various issues of mutual concern in service of Arab and Islamic causes was also discussed.

In addition, discussions covered regional issues, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause, with the two sides stressing the need to support the Palestinians as they seek their just and legitimate rights to establish their independent state on the 4 June 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the two-state solution.

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Adviser to His Majesty for Communication and Coordination Bisher Khasawneh, Adviser to His Majesty for Policies and Media Kemal Al Nasser, Planning Minister and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mohamad Ississ, and Jordan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ali Kayed attended the meeting on the Jordanian side.

On the Saudi side, Governor of Riyadh Region Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz; Minister of State, Cabinet member and Adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah; and Minister of State and Cabinet member Musaed bin Mohammed Al Aiban attended the meeting.

Source: Jordan News Agency