Cairo, 6 September 2022 (TDI): Faisal bin Farhan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia met with Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on Tuesday.

The meeting happened on the sidelines of the 158th session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level.

During the meeting, both the Foreign Ministers reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Jordan. They also discussed ways to strengthen the existing brotherly relations in all areas of mutual cooperation.

In addition, they discussed the topics on the agenda of the 158th session of the Council of the League of Arab States.

Moreover, they also held discussions on matters of mutual interest as well as the latest developments in the regional and international arenas.

The 158th Session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level took place at the Arab League’s General Secretariat headquarters in Cairo Egypt on 6 September 2022. The session was chaired by Libya.

The delegations from countries including Jordan, Lebanon, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar participated in the session.

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Saudi Arabia and Jordan ties

Saudi Arabia and Jordan’s strong ties started in 1965 when the states agreed to trade land, and finalized the Jordan–Saudi Arabia border.

Both countries have really close economic relations resulting in trade between the two countries amounting to roughly $4.4 billion dollars in 2021. Saudi Arabia had also invested worth $14 billion making them the largest investor in Jordan.

The two countries’ relations tend to be well in terms of commerce as both the countries signed numerous cooperation agreements on June 21 at the business convention, that was held in Amman.

Moreover, in June 2022, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman visited Amaan (the capital of Jordan). During his visit, companies in mining, construction, atomic energy, imports and exports, and other sectors signed cooperation deals between the two states.

Both countries also looked upon wiping out corruption by signing a memorandum of understanding on joint efforts to fight corruption.