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King invited to Asian-African functions

By JT - Mar 18,2015 - Last updated at Mar 18,2015

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday received Indonesian president's special envoy for the Middle East Alawi Shahab, who handed the King an invitation from President Joko Widodo to attend ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership and the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Summit.

King Abdullah thanked President Widodo for the invitation, expressing Jordan's keenness on enhancing its relations with Indonesia in all fields, according to a Royal Court statement.

The two sides also stressed the need to build on the outcomes of His Majesty's visit to Indonesia last year and his meeting with President Widodo to serve the interests of the people of the two countries.

The latest regional and international developments were also discussed during the meeting in addition to anti-terror efforts, with the King stressing the importance of collaboration among Islamic and Arab states to combat radicalism in accordance with a comprehensive strategy to promote true Islam’s message of moderation and tolerance, the statement said.

For his part, Shahab voiced his country’s keenness on enhancing its relations with Jordan in all fields.

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