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King commends Yemen dialogue, vows more support

By JT - Jan 30,2014 - Last updated at Jan 30,2014

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday commended Jordanian-Yemeni relations in a letter to Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi delivered by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.

In the letter, the King voiced Jordan’s readiness to put its expertise in all fields at the disposal of the brotherly Yemenis, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During a meeting with the Yemeni president, Ensour stressed Jordan’s support for the outcomes of the recently concluded Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference, voicing hope that the agreed-upon principles can serve Yemen’s national interests and safeguard its unity.

Ensour also said that the conference’s outcomes would put Yemen on the right track and help build a better future for its people, adding: “It is time for Yemen to give priority to development and construction.”

Ensour also voiced Jordan’s keenness on strengthening its ties with Yemen to serve the interests of the two Arab states’ people.

For his part, Hadi expressed appreciation for Jordan’s support to his country during its transitional period, saying that more efforts are still needed in Yemen to address security and development challenges.

Hadi also conveyed his greetings to King Abdullah and his keenness on building more cooperation with the Kingdom.

During the visit, Ensour and his Yemeni counterpart Mohammed Basindawa co-chaired the meetings of the Joint Jordanian-Yemeni Higher Committee which convened on Thursday.

Joint technical committee meetings were held earlier in the week, with discussions focused on issues pertaining to mutual cooperation in the economic, cultural, investment and educational sectors.

Jordan has helped Yemen restructure its army as the country entered a democratic transition following two years of protests.

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