Saudi King Receives King of Jordan

Agence France Presse (AFP)16.12.2014 KSA
Saudi King Receives King of Jordan

Saudi King Receives King of Jordan

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at his palace in Riyadh Sunday evening King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

During the audience, the overall developments at the regional and international arenas were discussed, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The meeting was attended by Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense; Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier, Advisor to and Special Envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Chief of General Intelligence; Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Minister of National Guard; Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior; Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region; Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet, Chief of the Crown Prince's Court and Special Advisor to the Crown Prince; Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Minister of State and Member of the cabinet; and Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Minister of Finance.

On the Jordanian side, the audience was attended by Dr. Fayez Al-Tarawneh, Chief of the Hashemite Royal Court; Nasser Judah, Minister of Foreign affairs and expatriates affairs; Jaafar Hassan, Director of the monarch's office; General Mishaal Al-Zeben, Chief of the Joint Staff; General Faisal Al-Shobaki, Director of General Intelligence; and Jamal Al-Shamaylah, Ambassador of Jordan to Saudi Arabia.

King Abdullah II of Jordan left Saudi Arabia on the same day. At Riyadh Airbase, he was seen off by Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense. He has also been seen off by Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Riyadh, Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeid Al-Ghamdi, Commander in charge of the airbase; Jamal Al-Shamyala, Jordanian Ambassador to the Kingdom; and the Embassy staff.

Since September both Kingdoms, along with Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, have been taking part in U.S.-led air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria.

Jordan’s King warned this month that the fight against ISIS is a “third world war.”

The group has declared a “Caliphate” in parts of Syria and Iraq, the nation bordering both Jordan and Saudi Arabia. ISIS militants have been accused of widespread atrocities, including beheading Western hostages.

Saudi involvement in the coalition has raised concerns about possible retaliation there.

On Thursday, Saudi Arabia said it had arrested three alleged ISIS supporters for shooting and wounding a Danish citizen in Riyadh. In November, the Kingdom blamed ISIS-linked suspects for killing seven members of the minority Shiite community.

Source: SPA; AFP



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