King, Egyptian President Discuss Ties, and Middle East Issues

تم نشره في Tue 23 August / Aug 2016. 11:00 PM
  • King meets Egyptian President in Cairo - (From Source)
  • King meets Egyptian President in Cairo - (From Source)
  • King meets Egyptian President in Cairo - (From Source)
  • King meets Egyptian President in Cairo - (From Source)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Wednesday, arrived back home after a short visit to Egypt where he held talks with President Abdel Fattah Sisi on ways to cement ties between the two countries and discussed a number of Middle East issues.

The two leaders discussed forthcoming talks a joint Jordanian-Egyptian committee will hold later this month, saying the meetings should establish stronger bilateral relations and explore further areas for mutual cooperation.

King Abdullah and President Sisi agreed on the need to forge closer coordination and coordination on a host of issues the two countries see eye-to-eye on. The King said Jordan will always stand by Egypt in all circumstances.

The talks dealt with the fight against terrorism with the two leaders emphasizing the need for a concerned international and Muslim effort to counter terrorist and extremist organizations which distort the true image of Islam.

The Egyptian president commended Jordan's role and efforts in defending Muslim and Arab causes and protecting Muslim and Christian shrines in the holy city of Jerusalem.

On the Palestinian issue, the two leaders called for breaking the deadlock in peace-making and launching serious negotiations that bring about an independent Palestinian state on pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

King Abdullah and President Sisi also commended Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's move to achieve Palestinian-Palestinian reconciliation.

On Syria, the two leaders stressed the need for finding a political solution that puts an end to the crisis in that Arab country and prevent any spill-over of violence and terrorism to neighbouring countries.

They also tacked the latest developments in Iraq and Libya.

(Petra)

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