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Outcomes of Mecca summit warmly welcomed

King says meeting embodies ‘pan-Arab fraternity’

By JT - Jun 12,2018 - Last updated at Jun 12,2018

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday renewed appreciation for Gulf countries for supporting Jordan.

Senior officials, lawmakers and sector leaders also thanked Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE for pledging $2.5 billion to help revive Jordan’s economy at summit in Mecca early Monday. 

In a Tweet, His Majesty said: “We highly appreciate the noble gesture of our brothers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE, especially the good initiative of my brother King Salman Bin Abdulaziz towards our country in light of the challenges facing it. The Mecca meeting is a true embodiment of fraternity and solidarity among Arabs. God bless the Arab Nation and God bless our beloved Jordan”.

Prime Minister-designate Omar Razzaz expressed on Monday the Kingdom›s appreciation for the three countries for the economic aid package they have offered to enable Jordan to overcome economic challenges.

In remarks to journalists following a meeting with secretaries general of political parties, Razzaz voiced gratitude for Arab brothers who always stand by the Kingdom, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

In this regard, he commended the Mecca meeting called for by King Salman to discuss the Kingdom›s economic crisis and means to overcome it.

The premier-designate also gave credit to King Abdullah›s good relations at the Arab and international levels, which help Jordan deal with developments in an independent way without compromising its stands, which, he said, is necessary to move forward.

Also on Monday, the Lower House highly commended the outcomes of the Mecca meeting, which aimed at providing Jordan with means to overcome the current economic crisis in Jordan.

The House, in a statement carried by Petra, said that King Salman›s initiative to hold the meeting is something expected for Saudi Arabia and is based on Arab keenness and awareness of the importance of the Kingdom.

The Chamber added that Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates illustrated through their support the “deep-rooted” relations among the four countries.

The Amman Chamber of Industry on Monday also praised the trilateral support to the Kingdom, with the chamber’s president, Ziad Homsi, saying that this aid demonstrates what Arab solidarity and joint action should look like, especially since Jordan’s economic crisis is attributed to regional unrest, according to Petra.

Similar statements were issued by Nael Kabariti, president of Jordan’s Chamber of Commerce, and other public figures and individuals.

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