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King, British PM discuss partnership over phone

By JT - Jul 27,2016 - Last updated at Jul 27,2016

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday received a telephone call from UK Prime Minister Theresa May, during which they highlighted the "historic friendship" between Jordan and the UK in all fields. 

May expressed the UK's keenness to continue supporting the Kingdom's efforts, at all levels, exerted to achieving peace and security in the region, according to a Royal Court statement.

The prime minister also praised Jordan's endeavours in hosting Syrian refugees and fighting extremism and terrorism. 

King Abdullah and the British premier voiced both countries' commitment to continued efforts to enhance bilateral relations. 

Jordan’s commitment to helping refugees and fighting terror were highlights in King Abdullah’s speech at the Nouakchott-hosted 27th session of the Arab League summit on Monday, which was read on his behlaf by Prime Minister Hani Mulki.

The King stressed that the winds of terrorism that are blowing in the region do not recognise borders or nationalities. 

His Majesty also emphasised that terrorists seek to distort the image of Islam and its message of tolerance and, therefore, the anti-terror fight is the fight of Muslims against the khawarej (outlaws of Islam) of this age.

 

“It is a war in defence of our faith and future. We can either rise to face terrorism as individual states, or we take the right decision and face it collectively, following a holistic approach,” he said, urging close coordination with the international community.

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