On his final day in Beijing, China, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan met with the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, inside the Great Hall of People.
After an official welcoming ceremony, His Majesty and President Jinping got down to business. Discussions between the two leaders mainly focused on bilateral relations, ways to achieve peace in the Middle East, and the crisis in Syria and the immense burden the crisis has put on Jordan by hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.
According to several sources including AFP, His Majesty King Abdullah II “…called on China to play an active role in resolving the conflict in Syria, saying that Beijing should use its influence as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council and as a ‘friend of Jordan and the Middle East.’”
After his meeting with President Jinping His Majesty met with the Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang.
Yesterday, His Majesty participated in a roundtable discussion at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and opened the 1st Edition of the China-Jordan Business Forum in Beijing.