Lower House: Mecca meeting reflects strategic ties with Arab Gulf states

The Lower House of Parliament highly appreciated the outcome of the Mecca meeting, called for by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud to discuss ways to support Jordan to overcome the current economic crisis.

The House said in a statement on Monday that the initiative of the Saudi King to hold a meeting in Mecca, is not strange to the brothers in Saudi Arabia and stems from the Arab keenness and awareness of the importance of Jordan for Arab brethren, especially in the Arab Gulf.

“The support provided by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates demonstrated the deeply-rooted strategic relations between the four countries and indicates that the security of the Arab Gulf is part of the security of Jordan and that Jordan regards foreign interference in the Gulf as a violation of sovereignty and good neighborhood that is rejected and condemned.

The statement stressed that Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, managed to overcome major challenges in the past years, pointing out that the waves of migrants, including Syrian refugees, placed a heavy pressure of the Kingdom.

It added that the aid provided to Jordan will strengthen the Kingdom’s economy in addressing the burden resulting from the Syrian refugee crisis.

Source: Jordan News Agency