Jordan’s King Abdullah II, UAE President discuss relations

On Wednesday, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and King Abdullah II of Jordan discussed the bond between their respective countries, as per the reports of the state press agency WAM, during the king’s visit to Sheikh Al Shati Palace in Abu Dhabi.

During the gathering, the UAE President warmly welcomed the Jordanian King and both exchanged New Year wishes and supplicated to God for increased advancement and success for the two nations, the region, and the globe, as reported by WAM on Wednesday.

In attendance were Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser; Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Presidential Court; Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President; and Humaid Obaid Abu Shabas, President of the Supreme Audit Institution.

On Wednesday, the ruler of Jordan arrived in the UAE for a friendly visit and was warmly welcomed by Sheikh Mohamed and multiple other members of the royal family.

Relations between the United Arab Emirates and Jordan have been strong for a long time, with King Abdullah of Jordan regularly making trips to the UAE.
In June, Sheikh Mohamed and King Abdullah had a meeting in Abu Dhabi to discuss potential ways of fortifying the relationships regarding politics, commerce, and investment.

Both nations expressed their disapproval of Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir’s excursion to the Al Aqsa compound in Jerusalem earlier this week. In an interview with CNN, King Abdullah warned Israel’s new government not to increase pressure on Palestinians in Jerusalem or undermine the kingdom’s influence in the city.


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