Amman, 22 June 2022 (TDI): Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, started his three-country regional tour on Monday that includes Egypt, Jordan, and Turkiye.
The arrival of the Saudi Crown Prince marks the first such visit in five years. “This is an opportunity for a new phase in Saudi-Jordan ties and to continue a program of economic projects and new investments,” said a Jordanian official.
🎥 | HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and HM @KingAbdullahII, King of #Jordan reviewed aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries, prospects for joint cooperation, and opportunities to enhance them in various fields. 🇸🇦🇯🇴
— Foreign Ministry 🇸🇦 (@KSAmofaEN) June 21, 2022
Both leaders hope that the visit will unlock at least $3 billion of investment that Saudi Arabia committed to in recent years, but never materialized.
Over the last few decades, Jordan and Saudi Arabia had close ties with two monarchies cooperating on security issues and the Israeli occupation of Palestine territory.
Upon arrival in the Jordanian capital, Saudi Crown Prince and King Abdullah II held talks in Al-Husseiniya Palace on Tuesday evening.
King Abdullah decorated Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman with the necklace of Al-Hussein bin Ali, one of the highest civilian decorations in Jordan, during the ceremony.
Jordanian Crown Prince, Hussein bin Abdullah also attended the ceremony. The honor embodies the highest level of bilateral relations between the two countries.
Speaking on the occasion, the Jordanian King stressed the pivotal role of Saudi Arabia, headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, in supporting the nation’s causes.
In his speech, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman stressed on Kingdom’s keenness on consolidating fraternal relations with Jordan.
“The goal is to push for a new phase of cooperation for the benefit of Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and there are great opportunities in Jordan that will benefit both the countries,” he said.
The leaders also affirmed their pride in the highest level of bilateral relations between the two kingdoms.