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King, Erdogan discuss ties, region
Ankara, 6 March 2013

His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday held talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on bilateral ties and regional issues, mainly the escalating situation in Syria and efforts to achieve just and comprehensive peace in the region based on the two-state solution.

King Abdullah and Erdogan stressed the importance of enhancing coordination and consultation between the two countries in light of regional developments.

The two leaders underlined the need to work to find a comprehensive solution to the Syrian crisis, stressing their countries’ keenness, as Syria’s neighbours, on Syria’s unity and stability, as well as the need to put an immediate end to the bloodshed of Syrian people.

Addressing regional peacemaking efforts, the King stressed Jordan's firm position that the Palestinian cause remains at the core of instability in the Middle East. He reiterated the right of the Palestinian people to restore their legitimate rights and establish their independent and viable state on Palestinian national soil in accordance two-state solution, which is the only way to achieving security and stability in the region.

During the talks, held over a luncheon hosted by Erdogan in honor of His Majesty and the accompanying delegation, the two leaders expressed satisfaction at the advanced level of bilateral relations, vowing to boost them in various fields.

The King and Erdogan reviewed means to boost Jordanian-Turkish cooperation in the economy, trade and investment, as well as vital infrastructure projects with the contribution of the private sector in both countries.

They also agreed to hold the Jordanian-Turkish Joint Committee meeting in Amman soon.

Meanwhile, His Majesty received at his residence in Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and discussed means to enhance Jordanian-Turkish relations in various fields.

The King and Davutoglu discussed the latest developments in the region, particularly the escalating situation in Syria and ways to deal with the growing influx of refugees into both countries.

The meeting also touched on means to back efforts to achieve peace in the region based on a two-state solution, which is the only way to regional security and stability.

The talks were attended on the Jordanian side by Chief of the Royal Court Fayez Tarawneh, Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, His Majesty’s Office Director Imad Fakhoury and Jordan's Ambassador to Turkey Amjad Adayleh.

On the Turkish side, talks were attended by a number of senior officials.