Leaders express solidarity with Jordan

King Abdullah (Photo: The Royal Hashemite Court)
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday received phone calls from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Egypt President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who expressed their countries’ full solidarity with Jordan, under His Majesty’s leadership.اضافة اعلان

His Majesty received similar phone calls from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also deputy prime minister and minister of defence of Saudi Arabia; Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and the deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces; and Kuwait Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.

Earlier in the day, the Monarch received phone calls from King Mohammed VI of Morocco, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, who expressed their countries’ full solidarity with Jordan, under His Majesty’s leadership, a Royal Court statement said.

The leaders also voiced support for all measures and decisions taken by Jordan to safeguard its security and stability.

The calls were made a day after authorities announced the arrest of prominent figures as a result of intensive probes into a conspiracy against Jordan’s security and stability.

On the same night, numerous countries, including US and Saudi Arabia issued statements of support for the King and the country, according to Reuters. 

“We are closely following the reports and in touch with Jordanian officials. King Abdullah is a key partner of the United States, and he has our full support,” US State Department spokesman Ned Price said in an email.

The Saudi royal court said in a statement: “The kingdom affirms its full support, with all its capabilities, to all decisions and measures taken by King Abdullah and His Highness Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah, the Crown Prince, to maintain security and stability,” In a separate statement, Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said Jordan’s stability and prosperity was the “basis for the stability and prosperity of the whole region” and vowed “firm and lasting” support for it.

The UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs stressed the UAE’s “full support for all decisions and measures taken by His Majesty King Abdullah and his Crown Prince to maintain Jordan’s security and stability and “to defuse any attempt to impact them”.

Senior Emirati official Anwar Gargash said on Twitter Jordan’s “wise policy to build bridges in a turbulent region was not an easy choice but was, and remains, the necessary direction”.

Egypt also voiced support for His Majesty and his efforts “to maintain the security and stability of the Kingdom against any attempts to undermine it,” its presidency spokesman wrote on Facebook.

Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Palestine, Lebanon, Kuwait and others issued similar statements.