2007 News Story

King Abdullah arrives in Jordan for state visit

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz arrived in Jordan today for a two-day official visit. He was met at the airport in Amman by Jordan’s King Abdullah II and a number of senior officials.

The two kings began the visit with a closed-door meeting about a number of crucial regional and international issues, particularly the situation in Palestine, efforts to restart the Middle East peace process, Lebanon and Iraq, as well as implementing the resolutions of the recent Arab Summit in Riyadh. The Saudi-Jordanian talks also addressed ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries.

In remarks to the press yesterday, King Abdullah of Jordan welcomed the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ visit and said that Jordan is looking forward to boosting bilateral relations with Saudi Arabia in all fields.

In a separate interview with the Jeddah-based newspaper Okaz, the Jordanian king said that he hopes the Arab Peace Initiative proposed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques would end years of conflict and pave the way for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

King Abdullah’s visit to Jordan is the final stop on a five-nation tour that has included Spain, France, Poland and Egypt. In each country, the King has held high-level talks on key regional crises, notably Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq.