Media & Communication Directorate
Royal Hashemite Court (Jordan)
King, Maldives president discuss bilateral, pan-Islamic issues
Amman, 4 June 2013
His Majesty King Abdullah II and visiting Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan on Tuesday discussed cooperation between the two countries and ways of cementing ties in the economy, health, education and medical tourism.
King Abdullah said the Palestinian-Israeli peace process is the top regional issue, pledging that Jordan will not spare any effort and will work with all parties to relaunch negotiations based on the two-state solution.
On the Syrian crisis and its fallout on the region, His Majesty reiterated Jordan's support of a political transition to stop the violence and bloodshed and safeguard Syria's unity.
The King and the Maldivian president also discussed issues of concern to the Muslim world and bilateral coordination to highlight Islam's true values of tolerance.
The Maldivian leader hailed King Abdullah's efforts to solidify cooperation among Muslim countries and support pan-Islamic causes, as well as his tireless efforts to bring about peace and stability in the region and forge ahead with reforms and development at home.
He pointed to the royal discussion papers and His Majesty's reform vision, which the documents outline.
The Maldivian president invited the King to visit his country and said the Maldives is interested in forging closer ties with Jordan in economic and other fields through the exchange of expertise and the exploitation of resources available in both countries.