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King, Kuwaiti emir discuss cooperation, regional issues
Kuwait, 31 July 2013

His Majesty King Abdullah and the emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah on Wednesday held talks on means to boost bilateral cooperation, latest regional developments and issues of mutual concern.

During the talks, held at Dasman Palace in Kuwait City, the two leaders stressed their commitment to exerting all efforts to further strengthen political and economic relations between the two countries, noting that the strong Jordanian-Kuwaiti ties represent a distinguished model of joint Arab action and cooperation.

King Abdullah expressed Jordan’s appreciation for Kuwait’s support for the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts to achieve sustainable and comprehensive development.

With regard to regional issues, His Majesty and the Emir reviewed recent developments in the Middle East peace process, stressing that a peace settlement should be achieved on the basis of the two-state solution and in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative, leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on Palestinian national soil.

Talks also addressed the repercussions of the now 26-month-old Syrian crisis, with the King stressing the need for a comprehensive political solution that safeguards Syria’s territorial integrity and ends the suffering of the Syrian people.

During Wednesday’s talks, His Majesty, who returned home later in the day, and the Emir reasserted their commitment to pursuing coordination between Jordan and Kuwait in a manner that serves regional security and boosts solidarity and joint Arab action.

The talks were attended by several officials from both countries.