King Abdullah II of Jordan and President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed the need to intensify work to achieve a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, protect civilians, and ensure adequate and permanent access of humanitarian aid to the Strip.
This came during the meeting held between them today, Monday, at Basman Al-Zahir Palace, in the presence of Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan, as part of the ongoing coordination and efforts made to stop the war on Gaza.
The King of Jordan and the President of the Emirates warned – according to the Royal Court statement – of the repercussions of the continuation of the war on Gaza and the worsening of the catastrophic humanitarian conditions.
The two leaders reiterated their full support for the brotherly Palestinian people in achieving their legitimate rights, stressing that the only way to restore security and stability in the region is through launching a political process to reach a comprehensive and just settlement of the Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state solution.
The Jordanian King stressed the need for the international community to continue supporting the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), to enable it to provide its vital humanitarian services in accordance with its UN mandate, especially in light of the tragic humanitarian situation in Gaza.
King Abdullah II praised the efforts of the UAE – led by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan – in supporting the people in Gaza, providing continuous humanitarian and medical aid, and making diplomatic efforts to achieve a ceasefire.
The meeting discussed the fraternal and historical relations that bring together the two brotherly countries and peoples, and opportunities to expand joint cooperation in all fields.
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Special Affairs Advisor to the Presidential Office, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, as well as the Jordanian Prime Minister Dr. Bisher Al Khasawneh, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Al Safadi, and Dr. Jaafar Hassan, Director of the King’s Office. Director of General Intelligence, Major General Ahmed Hosni, and a number of officials in both countries.
The King of Jordan and the Crown Prince bid farewell to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, as he and the accompanying delegation left Amman on Monday afternoon.