Saudi Minister of Defense Concludes Visit to Jordan

Saudi Gazette07.08.2015 KSA
Saudi Minister of Defense Concludes Visit to Jordan

Saudi Minister of Defense Concludes Visit to Jordan

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A joint statement was released on Tuesday on the conclusion of the visit of Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The King of Jordan held a meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince who conveyed greetings of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, to their King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussain.

Bilateral expanded talks were held and focused on cooperation between the two brotherly countries and current developments in the region on which the views of the Saudi and Jordanian Kings were identical.

The talks stressed on the importance of strengthening the political, economic, military and security strategic cooperation between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The two countries stressed the importance of working together in the fight against terrorism and terrorist organizations for the protection of the principles of the Islamic religion, and in defense of the security of the region and its peoples.

The two sides stressed that the safety and security of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one and the same.

They also discussed the latest developments in Yemen, the great efforts being exerted by the Saudi-led coalition in response to the appeal of the Yemeni legitimate government to defend the brotherly people of Yemen and protect its security and stability, in addition to providing humanitarian support to assist the Yemeni people in overcoming their crisis.

Bolstering international support for Jordan in its efforts related to receiving Syrian refugees, bearing their burdens and Jordan's humanitarian efforts in this regard was stressed, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.

On 16 July 2015, Jordan King's adviser for military affairs, General Mashal Al Zaben met in Mecca with Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Zaben also serves as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff.

At the meeting, which was attended by Chief of General Staff General Abdul Rehman Bin Saleh Al-Bunyan, the two sides stressed the strong ties between Jordan and Saudi Arabia as well as means to further boost them.

They also discussed a number of military issues, the exchange of expertise between the armed forces of the two countries, challenges facing the region and the fight against terrorist organizations.

Source: Saudi Gazette; SPA; Jordan News Agency



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