UAE President HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed arrived in Amman on Monday on a fraternal visit to Jordan. Upon arrival at the airport, His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein received the Emirati leader and the accompanying delegation, as per Emirates News Agency.
The reception also included His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II; HE Dr Bisher Hani Al Khasawneh, the Prime Minister; and HE Dr Ayman Al Safadi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates; besides senior officials.
The high-profile meeting took place at Basman Palace in the Jordanian capital. The leaders reviewed the longstanding ties between the two countries and explored new opportunities for collaboration aimed at supporting the development goals of both countries.
Need to intensify efforts to achieve ceasefire in Gaza
The fields of economy, investment, food security, renewable energy and sustainability attracted attention during the discussions. In addition, the leaders also discussed regional and international issues of mutual interest, also focusing on the latest developments in Gaza.
His Highness and His Majesty emphasised the need to intensify efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza. They also reiterated the importance of addressing the precarious humanitarian situation there and supporting the role played by international humanitarian organisations.
The discussions came amid the UAE stepping up support for civilians struggling in the Palestinian enclave as the brutal Israel-Hamas war rages on for months. The Gulf state has announced the allocation of $5 million to support humanitarian efforts of UNRWA.
Need for clear political path toward comprehensive peace
The UN agency is the largest humanitarian organisation operating in the besieged territory. The allocation comes as several major donors to the agency earlier suspended funding over Israeli allegations that 12 of its employees were involved in the October 7 Hamas assault.
During Monday’s talks, the two leaders stressed the importance of establishing a clear political path toward a just and comprehensive peace, rooted in the two-state solution, to ensure security and stability for all. They also stressed the need for diplomacy and dialogue.
The leaders stated their commitment to bolstering collective Arab efforts towards regional stability. Jordan’s King Abdullah II hosted a lunch in honour of the visit, before accompanying Sheikh Mohamed and the UAE delegation to the airport for their departure.
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