AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II held talks on Thursday with Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov on bilateral relations and issues of common concern.
During the meeting, King Abdullah said, "I am happy to be with you and with my brother and friend President Ramzan Kadyrov. As everyone knows, relations between our two friendly peoples are good, and our fellow Chechens in Jordan are part of the Jordanian society and they have contributed throughout history to building our country and boosting its march." The King added that this was his first visit to Chechnya, voicing the hope to develop bilateral fraternal relations.
On his part, President Kadyrov welcomed King Abdullah and said he was keen to discuss ways to cement ties between the two peoples.
In a one-on-one meeting, which was followed by a meeting attended by the two leaders' top aides, they addressed means to enhance economic and cultural cooperation.
The two leaders affirmed their commitment to expand the scope of cooperation in all fields, and build on the results of the visit of President Kadyrov to the Kingdom last March.
The meeting also dealt with the latest developments in the Middle East and issues of interest to the Islamic world. The King highlighted the role played by Jordan to promote peace, security and stability, serve Islamic causes and highlight the true essence of Islam, which calls for moderation and peace, as a basis for co-existence and interaction between different peoples.
His Majesty also spoke about the situation in the Middle East, especially the repercussions of the Syrian crisis, and the burden being borne by Jordan as a result of hosting a large number of Syrian refugees. Further, he highlighted the efforts to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis based on the two-state solution.
President Kadyrov hosted a luncheon in honour of His Majesty the King and the accompanying delegation.
On the sidelines of the visit, President Kadyrov escorted His Majesty the King and His Royal Highness Prince Hashem Bin Al Hussein, during a visit to a mosque in the capital Grozny. This is one of the largest mosques in Chechnya, and one whose design is a fusion of the modern era and the Islamic model.
Upon his arrival at the presidential palace in Grozny, a number of paratroopers carrying the flags of Jordan and Chechen welcomed His Majesty the King.