Jordan stands by Egypt in its effort to impose "rule of law": Judeh

16-08-2013 08:03 PM

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - The Jordanian government on Friday expressed support for Egypt and Egyptian authorities in their efforts to impose the supremacy of law and restore stability in the neighboring country.

Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs Nasser Judeh said on Friday that Jordan, under the leadership of King Abdullah II, stands by Egypt in its serious effort to enforce the rule of law and restore safety and stability to its people, and in implementing its will to reject and confront terrorism.

Judeh added that Jordan stands by Egypt in its efforts to reject and block all external attempts to interfere in its domestic affairs.

In statements to Jordan's News Agency Petra, Judeh praised the stance taken by the ruler of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, who on Friday stressed that all Egyptians, Arabs, and Muslims should confront those who attempt to destabilize Egypt and its stability and security.

Judeh stressed Egypt's pivotal role and position in the Arab world and the international community at large, emphasizing that Egypt's importance requires a stance against any party that attempts to tamper with Egypt's security and stability.

Judeh's statements came shortly after Saudi's King Abdullah made a statement aired on Saudi television on Friday expressing strong support for Egypt's military leadership.

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its people and government stood and stands by today with its brothers in Egypt against terrorism," King Abdullah said.

Saudi's King called on Arabs to stand together against "attempts to destabilize" Egypt, a statement that came in a strongly worded message of support after it had pledged $5 billion in aid to Egypt's interim government after Mohammed Morsi was ousted from the presidency last month. 

Last month, Jordan's King Abdullah II became the first Arab leader to visit Egypt and meet with its military leaders and with its interim government following the June 30th ouster of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.

King Abdullah II visited Cairo on July 20th, and met with interim president Adli Mansour and Defense Minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, among others, and expressed Jordan's support for the "choice of Egyptians" and help the country to overcome the current circumstances and enhance its security and stability.

The King had called on all Egyptian political forces to maintain national accord and reconciliation in he next phase in a way to boost Egypt's strength, status, and key role in the Arab world and the region.

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