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In line with His Majesty King Abdullah II instructions today, Aqaba International Airport was named King Hussein International Airport in recognition to the role of His Majesty the late King Hussein and his efforts, aspirations and vision for the future of Aqaba, which His Majesty King Abdullah II developed into a Special Economic Zone. The airport was also announced as an “open skies airport”.
His Majesty King Abdullah II received today a phone call from Palestinian President Yasser Arafat during which they discussed the steps needed to put the peace negotiations back on track particularly after the agreement on the formation of the Palestinian Government lead by Mahmoud Abbas, Abu Mazen.
His Majesty King Abdullah II will hold talks this evening with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which will focus on the need to accelerate the implementation of the road map and efforts to re-launch negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis as well as the future in Iraq.
His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces expressed his full support to the Landmine Survivors Network to enable it to perform its humanitarian role in rehabilitating survivors of landmines and integrate them into local societies.
His Majesty King Abdullah II held talks on Wednesday with the French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepen that focused on the situation in Iraq and the importance of announcing the road map.
His Majesty King Abdullah II received on Wednesday Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister Sayyed Mohammad Sadir who conveyed to His Majesty a message from Iranian President Mohammad Khatami.
His Majesty King Abdullah II affirmed that if the current situation in Iraq continues as it is, and progress is not achieved on the Palestinian-Israeli issue, skeptics in the Arab world will say that the Americans came to the region for the sake of oil, and that they are not interested in the Middle East and are supporting Israel without giving any attention to the Palestinians.
His Majesty king Abdullah II has affirmed that the Palestinian issue was the core issue of the conflict in the Middle East and if the United States would like to create a balanced policy in the Middle East then it should address the Arab-Israeli conflict fairly.
His Majesty King Abdullah II discussed on Tuesday with Arab League Secretary General Amr Mousa the future of the situation in Iraq, mechanisms for activating the work of the Arab League and efforts aiming to re-launch peace process.
His Majesty King Abdullah II praised on Tuesday the role of the Anti Corruption Directorate of the General Intelligence Department in fighting corruption and creating the suitable climate for attracting investments in Jordan.