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King meets Sisi in Moscow, concludes Russia visit

By JT - Aug 26,2015 - Last updated at Aug 26,2015

His Majesty King Abdullah holds talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi in Moscow on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday returned home after concluding a three-day visit to Russia, a Royal Court statement said.

Before his return to the Kingdom, His Majesty met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the sidelines of the visit, and discussed bilateral relations and regional developments of mutual interest.

His Majesty renewed Jordan's support for Egypt, while Sisi commended such a stand, which, he said, “reflects the deep historical relations between the two countries,” according to a Royal Court statement.

Sisi also hailed the efforts Jordan is exerting  in defence of Arab causes through its membership of the UN Security Council.

The two leaders agreed on concerted international efforts, including Arab and Islamic nations, to combat terrorism, extremism, and terrorist groups.

They also highlighted the importance of finding a comprehensive political solution to the Syrian crisis and preserve Syrian territorial integrity. 

His Majesty and Sisi stressed the importance of intensifying efforts to resume the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. 

Talks also focused on ways to support official Libyan institutions and enhance efforts to achieve security and stability in Libya.

The two leaders renewed support for the Iraqi government and its efforts to address challenges facing Iraq and bring about security and stability. 

The meeting was attended by HRH Prince Feisal, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, King’s Military Adviser and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Gen. Mashal Al Zaben, King’s National Security Adviser and General Intelligence Department Director Gen. Faisal Shobaki, King’s Office Director Jafar Hassan and Rapporteur of the National Policies Council Abdullah Wreikat.

On the Egyptian side, a number of senior officials attended the meeting.

During the official visit to Moscow, His Majesty on Tuesday met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed bilateral relations as well as regional and international developments. 

During the meeting at the Kremlin, the King and Putin discussed bilateral cooperation, joint economic projects, especially in the field of energy and Jordan’s intent to  benefit from Russian expertise in this regard. 

At the regional and international levels, the two leaders discussed progress in the  terror response and other developments in regional countries.

His Majesty also attended the International Aviation and Space Show (MAKS) hosted by Russia’s Zhukovsky city where he and Putin, along with heads of delegations watched air shows performed by Russian airplanes. 

The two leaders toured MAKS and were briefed by specialists on the most advanced technologies produced by Russian companies in the field of military air defence.


On the sidelines of the show, His Majesty met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is also the deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and discussed cooperation between the two countries in most fields as well as recent regional developments. 

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