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King receives letter from Egyptian president, reaffirms deep ties

 

The Jordan Times

 

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday received Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, who delivered a letter from Egypt President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
 
During the meeting at Al Husseiniya Palace, King Abdullah asked Shoukry to convey his greetings to President El Sisi, reaffirming the deep-rooted and strategic ties between Jordan and Egypt, and keenness to expand cooperation across various sectors, according to a Royal Court statement. 
 
His Majesty reiterated Jordan's support for efforts to reach an agreement, in accordance with international law, that safeguards the rights of all stakeholders in connection to Al Nahda Dam, emphasising the Kingdom’s support for Egypt’s national security and water security rights.
 
Discussions covered the importance of maintaining coordination and consultation on issues of mutual concern, in line with shared interests and in service of Arab causes, the statement said. 
 
The meeting also addressed regional developments, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause and the need to support the Palestinians as they seek their just and legitimate rights and the establishment of their independent, viable state on the June 4, 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the two-state solution, and international law and relevant UN resolutions.
 
Moreover, discussions covered efforts to reach political solutions to regional crises that would restore security and stability to the region and its peoples.
 
 

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