JORDAN’S KING TO JOIN IN SAUDI MEETING ON SUPPORTING JORDAN’S ECONOMY

King Abdullah II of Jordan will participate in a meeting in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca on Sunday to discuss means to support the Jordanian economy, the state-run Petra news agency reported Saturday.

The king voiced appreciation to Saudi Arabia for its support to the kingdom, stressing the strategic ties between the two countries.

Saudi Arabia, he said, never stopped supporting Jordan and standing by it in all circumstances.

A Jordanian official told Xinhua on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s initiative to hold the meeting with the participation of Kuwait, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates was highly welcomed.

“We highly value Saudi Arabia’s initiative which comes at an important time,” an official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

On Friday, the Saudi Press Agency said on its website that the meeting was decided through phone calls to Jordan’s king, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Jordan has witnessed protests nationwide after the government announced a controversial tax bill, leading to the resignation of the former prime minister and his cabinet.

Source: NAM News Network