King meets Egyptian prime minister

23-12-2012 12:00 AM

Ammon News - Amman, (Petra)His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday received Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil, who conveyed a message from Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi to the King to visit Egypt.

The message also stressed the need to continue coordination and consultation on means to enhance bilateral ties as well as on different Arab and regional issues of common concern.

During the meeting, which was attended by HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah and Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, the King affirmed the strong Jordanian- Egyptian ties, stressing keenness on enhancing them, especially in political and economic fields.

His Majesty also highlighted the importance of holding the Joint Jordanian-Egyptian Committee to enhance and institutionalize bilateral relations, calling on the Jordanian officials to coordinate with Egyptian counterparts to maximize cooperation in various areas.

The meeting also dealt with regional developments , especially the situation in Syria, where the King stressed the need to end the bloodshed in the neighboring country and preserve safety, security and stability of the Syrian people.

The King and Qandil also discussed the peace process, and means to benefit from recognition of Palestine as non-member state observer at the UN to establish an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, and in line with the two-state solution.

Qandil, for his part, valued the King's stands towards Egypt and its people, noting His Majesty's efforts to support Arab issues, especially the Palestinian cause, as well as efforts the King exerts to establish peace and stability in the region.

He also commended reforms that Jordan accomplished in various areas, voicing keenness to enhance bilateral ties with Jordan in various domains.

The meeting was attended by a number of Jordanian and Egyptian senior officials.

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