London, 11 November 2022 (TDI): The ruler of Jordan, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein met King Charles III, the head of state of the United Kingdom (UK). The meeting took place on Thursday at Buckingham Palace, in London.

Both officials expressed pride in the deep-rooted ties between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the United Kingdom.

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Abdullah II also mentioned that Jordan was looking forward to enhancing the cooperation and relation between both countries and the two royal families as well as the peoples.

The discussion revolved around the topics of mutual interest & regional developments. It is worth mentioning here that King Abdullah II is on an official visit to Vatican City and the UK, where he is meeting various high officials of the UK.

Meeting with the Prime Minister of the UK

Abdullah II also met the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak on Friday, in London.

They discussed the matters of strategic relations as well as regional and international development. Abdullah II congratulated Rishi Sunak on becoming the Prime Minister of the UK.

 

Likewise, he stressed the readiness of the government of Jordan to enhance cooperation in political, economic, and strategic fields.

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Along these lines, he enunciated that global efforts are required to address the aftermaths of the Ukrainian crisis, especially regarding food and energy security.

Jordan will continue to secure Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem under the Hashemite Custodianship, he added.

For his part, Rishi Sunak appreciated the deep ties between Jordan and the UK while mentioning the role of Jordan in maintaining peace in the region.

It is noteworthy that Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Jordan, Ayman Safadi, Jordan’s Ambassador to the UK, Manar Dabbas, and several British officials attended the meeting.

Jordan-United Kingdom ties

Jordan and the United Kingdom share relatively close ties because of their royal status. Jordan has an Embassy in London, likewise, the United Kingdom has an Embassy in Amman.

Britain considers Jordan a significant ally. Both countries have a security cooperation program that aims to support Jordan’s counterterrorism, public order management, and the executive sector.

It is pertinent to mention here that both countries have been involved in peace negotiations between Palestine and Israel.