King holds talks with Bahrain monarch

21 December 2020

His Majesty King Abdullah and Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa held talks in Bahrain on Monday on the deep-rooted ties between the two countries, and means of bolstering them across all fields.

The talks—held at Sakhir Palace and attended by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II and Prince Hashem bin Abdullah II, as well Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who is also prime minister of Bahrain—covered regional developments.

King Abdullah expressed Jordan’s pride in the strong ties of cooperation with Bahrain and its people, thanking King Hamad for the warm welcome.

For his part, King Hamad noted the distinguished level of Jordanian-Bahraini relations, expressing appreciation of Jordan’s key role in service of Arab and Islamic causes, especially the Palestinian cause, as well as the promotion of joint Arab action and contributing to regional and international security and stability.

The talks covered the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, and means for cooperation in mitigating its humanitarian and economic impacts.

The need to continue coordination and consultation between Jordan and Bahrain on various issues of mutual concern, in service of joint interests and Arab causes, was also stressed at the conclusion of the talks.

Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Adviser to His Majesty for Policies Haifa Khraisha, and Jordan’s Ambassador to Bahrain Rami Wreikat attended the meeting on the Jordanian side.

On the Bahraini side, Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, and a number of senior officials attended the meeting.

Earlier, an official welcoming ceremony was held for the King upon arrival at Sakhir Palace.