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King, Saudi monarch discuss bilateral relations, Palestine


The Jordan Times


AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah’s meeting with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday at the Royal Saudi Court, focused on the deep-rooted bilateral ties and the latest regional developments.
During the meeting, held on the sidelines of King Abdullah’s participation in the Future Investment Initiative (FII) 2019 forum organised by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, the two leaders stressed the strength of Jordanian-Saudi relations and keenness to expand cooperation in various fields, according to a Royal Court statement. 
His Majesty underscored that the success of the FII signals the stature of Saudi Arabia, emphasising the importance of the forum in creating opportunities to utilise the potential of youth and support Jordan’s economic programme, the statement said.
The King highlighted the need for tangible results from such forums, to invest in qualified Arab human capital and promote economic prosperity in the Arab world.
His Majesty expressed appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s support to Jordan, reaffirming Jordan’s support for Saudi Arabia and stressing that the national security of Jordan and Saudi Arabia is one.
For his part, King Salman commended Jordan's strong stance in support of Saudi Arabia following the attack on Aramco's oil facilities, according to the statement. 
Maintaining Jordanian-Saudi coordination and consultation on various issues of mutual concern in service of Arab and Islamic causes was also discussed.
In addition, discussions covered regional issues, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause, with the two sides stressing the need to support the Palestinians as they seek their just and legitimate rights to establish their independent state on the June 4 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the two-state solution, the statement said.
Also on the sidelines of the forum on Tuesday, His Majesty met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who is also deputy prime minister and minister of defence of Saudi Arabia.
His Majesty emphasised the deep, brotherly ties between Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and keenness to enhance them in various areas, towards the prosperity of the two countries and peoples and in service of Arab and Islamic causes, another Royal Court statement said.
The King expressed appreciation for Saudi Arabia for its continuous support for Jordan under all circumstances, stressing that Jordan stands with Saudi Arabia, as the national security of Jordan and Saudi Arabia is one, according to the statement 
His Majesty noted the importance of the Future Investment Initiative forum, as it highlights the investment environment in Saudi Arabia and the region in a way that benefits Arab youth, commending Saudi Arabia’s efforts in organising the forum.

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