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King holds talks with Saudi crown prince at Al Husseiniya Palace

By JT - Jun 22,2022 - Last updated at Jun 22,2022

His Majesty King Abdullah holds talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, during a meeting attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, at Al Husseiniya Palace on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

  • His Majesty highlights pivotal role of Saudi Arabia, led by King Salman, in supporting Arab and Muslim causes 
  • Talks cover means to bolster economic cooperation, latest regional, international developments
  • King bestows Al Hussein Bin Ali Medal, highest civilian medal in Jordan awarded to heads of state, royalty, upon Saudi crown prince

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the deputy prime minister and minister of defence of Saudi Arabia, held talks at Al Husseiniya Palace on Tuesday, attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein.

The Saudi crown prince conveyed the greetings of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to King Abdullah, who, in turn, asked the crown prince to convey his greetings to the Saudi monarch, according to a Royal Court statement.

At bilateral talks followed by expanded ones, attended by senior officials and officers on both sides, His Majesty and Crown Prince Mohammed expressed pride in the deep-rooted ties between the two countries and peoples, reaffirming keenness to expand them further.

The talks covered means to bolster economic cooperation and the sectors that the Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund can invest in.

The King noted the pivotal role of Saudi Arabia, led by King Salman, in supporting Arab and Muslim causes, bolstering joint Arab action, and working towards regional and global peace.

His Majesty reaffirmed Jordan’s full support for Saudi Arabia in countering any attacks, reiterating that Jordanian and Saudi security are one and the same.

The talks covered the latest regional and international developments, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause, and the importance of supporting the Palestinians in fulfilling their just and legitimate rights, as well as efforts to reach political solutions to regional crises.

For his part, the Saudi crown prince expressed appreciation of the warm welcome, stressing Saudi Arabia’s keenness to bolster ties with Jordan and maintain coordination on issues of mutual concern, in service of joint interests and regional causes.

Crown Prince Mohammed stressed the historic ties between the two countries, adding that cooperation continues across all sectors, with the goal of pushing towards a new phase of partnership.

The Saudi crown prince noted the major opportunities in Jordan, stressing his country’s keenness to invest in them, which would benefit the two countries.

At the conclusion of the talks, His Majesty bestowed Al Hussein Bin Ali Medal, the highest civilian medal in Jordan awarded to heads of state and royalty, to highlight the deep-rooted ties between the two countries, upon the Saudi crown prince.

The King hosted a dinner in honour of the Saudi crown prince and the delegation, attended by senior officials.

Earlier in the day, His Majesty King Abdullah and Crown Prince Hussein received Crown Prince Mohammed, who arrived on a two-day visit to Jordan heading a high-level delegation.

 An official welcoming ceremony was held for the Saudi crown prince at Queen Alia International Airport.

Royal Jordanian Air force fighter jets accompanied Crown Prince Mohammed’s aircraft upon entering Jordan’s airspace.

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Hashem Bin Abdullah II; Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein, adviser to His Majesty and National Policies Council chairperson; Prince Hashim Bin Al Hussein; Prince Talal Bin Muhammad, special adviser to His Majesty; and Prince Rashid Bin El Hassan, adviser to His Majesty; were present to receive the Saudi crown prince.

The Saudi crown prince was accompanied by Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman Bin AbdulAziz, Minister of Energy, Prince Turki Bin Mohammed Bin Fahd Bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al Faisal, Minister of Sports, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Saud Bin Naif, Minister of Interior, Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz, Minister of the National Guard, and Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The delegation also included Minister of State Musaad Bin Mohammed Al Aiban,  Minister of Commerce and Minister of Information in charge Majid Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, Minister of Investment Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Al Falih, Minister of Transport and Logistics Saleh Al Jasser, and Saudi Ambassador to Jordan Nayef Bin Bandar Al Sudairi.

The heads of authorities and senior officials and officers were also present.

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