Saudi, Jordanian Kings hold talks

July 30, 2010

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Jordanian King Abdullah II co-chaired bilateral talks at Basman Royal Palace in Amman this evening. According to a communiqué issued afterwards, the two leaders discussed bilateral cooperation, Arab solidarity and efforts to bring about peace and stability in the Middle East. In particular, they stressed the importance of reviving the Mideast Peace Process and creating a Palestinian state, as well as enhancing security, stability and national unity in Lebanon and Iraq. King Abdullah II also thanked Saudi Arabia for its generous support for a number of developmental and humanitarian programs in Jordan.

The talks were attended on the Saudi side by Chief of General Intelligence Prince Miqren bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Education Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Saud; Advisors to the King Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Saud, Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Prince Bandar bin Salman bin Mohammed Al-Saud; Prince Mansour bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf; Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja; and senior protocol officials.

On the Jordanian side, the round of talks was attended by Chief of the Guard of Honor Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein; Prime Minister Samir Al-Rufaee; Chief of the Hashemite Royal Court Nasser Al-Loozi; Advisor to the King for Clans Affairs Al-Sharif Fawaz bin Zeben bin Abdullah; Advisor to the King Ayman Al-Safadi; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Dr. Khalid Al-Karki; Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Joda; Minister of Finance Dr. Mohammed Abu-Hamour; Minister of State for Information and Communications Affairs Ali Al-Ayed; , Chief of General Intelligence Gen. Mohammed Al-Raggad; and Jordanian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Gaftan Al-Majali’.