King talks ties with Saudi crown prince

His Majesty King Abdullah and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, on October 29, 2019. (Photo: Royal Court)
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday received a phone call from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also deputy prime minister and minister of defense of Saudi Arabia.اضافة اعلان

Discussions addressed the deep-rooted bilateral ties and means to advance them, with King Abdullah noting the importance of the Green Middle East Initiative launched recently by Saudi Arabia and expressed Jordan’s readiness to work with Saudi Arabia to counter environmental challenges in the region, a Royal Court statement said.

The phone call came hours after Saudi King Salaman bin Abdulaziz directed the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) to assist Jordan in covering the severe shortage of medical oxygen at the Kingdom’s hospitals, caused by the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

According to SPA, KSRelief will supply the Ministry of Health with liquid oxygen, oxygen cylinders, and oxygen level regulators, in addition to oxygen pumps and relevant devices.

King Salman’s directions come as part of “strong ties between the two nations and the fraternal and humanitarian role Saudi Arabia strives to play with brotherly nations,” the Saudi Agency said.

According to SPA, KSRelief has been in contact with the Health Ministry to identify the ministry’s urgent needs, and mitigate the severe shortage facing the Kingdom.