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King Abdullah II and crown prince to attend conference on supporting Jordan in Makkah

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Jordanian King Abdullah II and Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah will attend the conference on supporting Jordan in Makkah on Sunday. (AFP)
  • King Abdullah II emphasised the strength of the relationship between Jordan and countries participating in the meeting that will be held in Makkah on Sunday. 
  • Saudi Arabia said it will host a meeting among several Gulf Arab countries on June 10 to offer support to Jordan after mass protests took over the capital due to economic problems and its plans to tax its citizens.

LONDON: Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah will attend a conference on supporting Jordan in Makkah on Sunday, Al-Arabiya reported Saturday.

The Jordanian king expressed his appreciation for the offer made by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to host the meeting in Makkah.

King Abdullah II also emphasised the strength of the relationship between Jordan and countries participating in the meeting that will be held in Makkah on Sunday.

Jordan’s parliament speaker Atef Tarawneh emphasized the importance of Saudi Arabian support and said that it will bring Jordan out of the economic crisis that it is currently experiencing.

Saudi Arabia said it will host a meeting among several Gulf Arab countries on June 10 to offer support to Jordan after mass protests took over the capital due to economic problems and its plans to tax its citizens, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.

A statement early Saturday on the state-run Saudi Press Agency said the meeting would “discuss means of supporting Jordan to overcome its current crisis.”
The announcement came after Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held phone conversations with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Kuwait’s Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.