1999 News Story

Crown Prince Abdullah leaves Syria, visits Jordan

Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard, today welcomed at his guest residence in Amman, His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, with whom he exchanged cordial talks, continuing the discussion they started yesterday during a similar visit. Among the issues discussed were the Middle East situation including the occupation of Arab lands, and the crisis in the Balkans.  Crown Prince Abdullah arrived in Amman yesterday on an official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and was welcomed at the airport by King Abdullah, Prince Muhammad Bin Talal, and Saudi Ambassador to Jordan Abdullah Al-Sudairi.

On his departure from Syria yesterday on his way to Jordan, Crown Prince Abdullah sent a cable to Syrian president Hafez Al-Assad, expressing his thanks for the hospitality he had received.  In the cable he stated that he had come to Syria "so that the whole world could witness that we look for peace - and not just any peace but a comprehensive peace that gives everyone his right without any increment or decrement: this is what we are interested in, not arrogance of power or position. We came to say in a loud voice, that we are with Syria until every measure of its occupied land is returned, and all its rights fully restored: this is our stance, as it is with our brothers the Palestinians and the Lebanese."