King meets head of Chechen Republic

09 October 2019

His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, on Wednesday received Head of Chechen Republic in the Russian Federation Ramzan Kadyrov.

King Abdullah asked Kadyrov to convey his well wishes to Russian President Vladimir Putin, stressing the deep-rooted relations between Jordan and Russia and keenness to expand cooperation in various fields.

During the meeting, attended by His Royal Highness Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein, His Majesty’s chief royal councillor, and His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, His Majesty’s chief adviser for religious and cultural affairs and personal envoy, His Majesty and Kadyrov discussed means to enhance cooperation, and a number of issues of mutual concern.

The King stressed Jordan’s commitment to its historic and religious role in safeguarding Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, in line with the Hashemite Custodianship.

His Majesty congratulated the Chechen president on the inauguration of the Prophet Mohammad Mosque, Europe’s largest mosque, in Shali, Chechnya.

Adviser to His Majesty for Communication and Coordination Bisher Khasawneh, General Intelligence Department Director Maj. Gen. Ahmad Husni, Russian Ambassador to Jordan Gleb Desyatnikov, and the accompanying delegation attended the meeting.

The head of the Chechen Republic had arrived in Jordan earlier on Wednesday and visited the tombs of King Hussein, King Abdullah I and King Talal.