Saudi-Jordan joint statement underlines solid bilateral ties

Saudi-Jordan joint statement underlines solid bilateral ties
Jordan’s King Abdallah II and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman review honor guards at the airport in Amman, Jordan. (REUTERS)
Updated 29 March 2017

Saudi-Jordan joint statement underlines solid bilateral ties

Saudi-Jordan joint statement underlines solid bilateral ties

AMMAN: A joint statement was issued Tuesday on the occasion of King Salman’s visit to Jordan at the invitation of King Abdallah.
Based on “solid and distinguished” bilateral relations, the visit aimed to enhance political, security, military, investment, cultural, agricultural, labor, transport, housing and energy cooperation between the two countries, the statement said, adding that the two sides discussed regional and international issues of mutual concern.
The meetings of the Saudi-Jordanian Coordination Council and the Joint Jordanian-Saudi Committee “ensure the development” of bilateral relations “and serve the common interests of the two countries and their peoples,” said the statement, adding that a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed.
The two sides stressed “the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and their right to establish an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.”
They expressed their desire to strengthen ties between Arab and Islamic countries, and to enhance communication between them at all levels. They wished success to the 28th Arab Summit to be held in Jordan.
The two sides expressed their support for international efforts to combat the “growing threat of extremism, terrorism and violence.”
They stressed the importance of finding a political solution “to end the tragedy of the Syrian people and preserve the unity of Syria and its institutions.”
They stressed the importance of “preserving Yemen’s unity, achieving its security and stability, supporting its legitimate government, and finding a political solution to the Yemeni crisis,” as well as “facilitating the access of humanitarian assistance to all Yemeni regions.”
The two sides said Libyans must work to maintain their country’s security, stability and unity.
They expressed deep concern about Iran’s “interference” in the internal affairs of the region’s countries, and its stoking of “sectarian strife and its support for terrorism.”
King Salman thanked Jordan’s monarch, government and people for their warm hospitality.