Media & Communication Directorate
Royal Hashemite Court (Jordan)
King receives Iranian foreign minister
Amman, 14 January 2014
His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday discussed with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif bilateral ties and the latest regional developments, especially the situation in Syria and the peace process.
During the meeting, Zarif conveyed to King Abdullah greetings from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
On Syria, the King reiterated Jordan’s stance in support of an inclusive political solution that can safeguard the country’s territorial unity and end the suffering of its people.
Concerning the efforts exerted to achieve peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis, His Majesty re-emphasised that any solution should lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state according to the Arab Peace Initiative and international resolutions.
Means to enhance Jordanian-Iranian relations and other issues of mutual interest were also discussed during the meeting.
For his part, Zarif voiced his country’s keenness on maintaining consultation and coordination with Jordan over challenges facing the Middle East, voicing appreciation for the King’s role in enhancing the concepts of co-existence, tolerance and dialogue among the region’s peoples and cultures and his initiatives towards that end.
The meeting was attended by Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh, Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, His Majesty’s Office Director Imad Fakhoury, Iranian chargé d’affaires to Jordan and the delegation accompanying Zarif.