According to Agence France-Presse, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan met with Israel’s Prime Minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jordan last week. Discussions focused on the Middle East peace process.
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According to the Petra News Agency, discussions focused on the “…cooperation between Jordan and Egypt, stressing the need to forge closer bilateral ties in various fields…”
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According to Petra News Agency, Her Majesty participated in a roundtable discussion which:
“…brought together educators, student representatives, parents, civil society, government agencies, decision makers and UN officials, among others.
The forum meetings included three thematic groups on general education, teacher training and preparation, and education curricula, which came up with a preliminary summary of five key outcomes, according to a statement released by the Queen’s office.”
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The purpose of His Majesty’s working visit is to strengthen ties between Jordan and Russia, to discuss the current situation in the Middle East mainly the Syrian crisis as well as other issues of common interest according to the Petra News Agency. Click here for more information.
Meanwhile, in Amman, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Oasis500 headquarters at the King Hussein Park. According to the Petra News Agency, Her Majesty “…met with the management of the development and investment company as well as young entrepreneurs running start-up ICT and digital content companies who showcased their progress, achievements and future plans.”
On Monday, February 18, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan “…received a delegations from the U.S. National Defense University, led by retired General Joseph Hoare, currently visiting the Kingdom within a tour of the Middle East” according to the Petra News Agency.
His Majesty also met with United States Senator Marco Rubio who is currently on a brief visit to the Kingdom. According to the Petra News Agency, during their meeting His Majesty and Senator Rubio discussed “…Jordanian and US ties and the latest developments in the Middle East.”
On February 11, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan inaugurated a new building of the “…Rmeil Charitable Society located in the Al Jeezeh district and dropped by one of the public schools in the area to check on students starting their second semester.”
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During today’s opening His Majesty gave a speech noting that he “…seeks to reach a consensus with the newly elected parliament before naming a prime minister, and hailed the historic transformation towards parliamentary government in Jordan.”
On February 7, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan held a meeting with the Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Prince Saud Al-Faisal, in Amman. According to the Petra News Agency today’s meeting focused on “…strong bilateral ties as well as a number of Arab and regional issues of common concern.”
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And, finally His Majesty and Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the tomb of His Majesty the late King Hussein of Jordan. Please click here for more information.
His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan completed his brief visit to the United Arab Emirates on the evening of February 4, 2013. During his visit, His Majesty, accompanied by his delegation, had a chance to visit the tomb of the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan according to the newspapers, Gulf News and the National.
Meanwhile, this afternoon in Amman, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the “….elderly home care center at Al Asirra Al Bayda’s Society …” According to the Petra News Agency, Her Majesty met with representatives from the “…Jordan Volunteers group who provide psychological, social and medical services to the elderly…”
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On Sunday, February 3, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan began his two-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates. The purpose of this important visit is to strengthen bilateral and economic ties between the two countries as well as to discuss the Syrian crisis and more according to the Petra News Agency.
Upon his arrival His Majesty was warmly greeted by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as well as other important dignitaries. Afterward, His Majesty and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan held a meeting at Al Rawda Palace.
According to the newspaper, Gulf News, today’s discussions focused on the:
“…importance of energizing cooperation between Arab countries to serve their strategic interests and of continuous coordination and consultation to promote joint action and advance the interests of their peoples and their just causes.
The two leaders exchanged [also] views on the latest regional and international events, current developments in the Middle East as well as efforts being made by the international community to attain a comprehensive, just peace that meets the rights of Palestinian people in line with the international legitimacy and as the sole way to preserve security and stability in the region.”
On January 29, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan met with His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain. According to the Jordan Times, Their Majesties discussed, “… bilateral ties and the latest developments in the region, with focus on the Syrian crisis.” Please click here for more information regarding yesterday’s meeting.
On Wednesday, His Majesty King Abdullah participated in the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait. Please click here for more information from the Petra News Agency.