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King to start New Zealand visit tomorrow

Their Majesties met with governor of New South Wales on Friday

By JT - Nov 26,2016 - Last updated at Nov 27,2016

His Majesty King Abdullah attends a military exercise performed by one of the units of the Australian army in Sydney on Friday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah will on Monday start an official visit to New Zealand, for which he will fly from Australia, where the Monarch arrived for a state visit on November 23.

In Wellington, His Majesty is going to hold talks with Governor General Patsy Reddy, Prime Minister John Key, senior officials and parliamentary leaders, a Royal Court statement has said.

Their Majesties met in Sydney on Friday with the Governor of New South Wales David Hurley and his wife Linda Hurley, a Royal Court statement said.

The governor and his wife hosted a luncheon banquet in honour of Their Majesties in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Princes Ali and Hashem.

Earlier on Friday, the King attended a military exercise carried out by an Australian military unit.

So far during the Australia visit, His Majesty has held meetings with Governor General Peter Cosgrove, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, senior officials and parliamentary leaders.

The talks in Australia and New Zealand seek to boost cooperation between them and Jordan in economic, investment and trade fields, in addition to discussing regional and international issues, the statement added.

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