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Jordan’s King Abdullah II meets Sheikh Tamim in Qatar

Jordan's King Abdullah II met with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in the Amiri Diwan.

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During his first visit to Qatar in recent years, Jordan’s King Abdullah II met with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in the Amiri Diwan on Tuesday.

During an official round of meetings between the royals, King Abdullah II and Sheikh Tamim addressed relations between the two Arab states and how to strengthen them.

Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al-Thani, the wife of Sheikh Tamim, met with Queen Rania Al Abdullah, who accompanied Jordan’s ruler during his visit to Doha.

Ayman al-Safadi, Jordan’s Foreign Minister, and Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh, Jordan’s Prime Minister, were also named in the high-profile delegation.

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani and his Jordanian colleague inked an agreement on reciprocal visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and special passports during the two-day visit.

The Qatar Investment Authority and Jordan’s Government Investments Management Company (GIMC) signed another memorandum of understanding.

Last year, Qatar’s amir paid his first visit to Jordan since 2014, promising to deliver 10,000 employment for Jordanians and $30 million in aid to the Hashemite’s military pension fund.

In recent months, there have been reports of reciprocal trips between Qatari and Jordanian officials.

During a visit to Amman in August, Qatar’s Foreign Minister met with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman al-Safadi and King Abdullah II.

Both officials assured each other that Jordan will continue to engage with Qatar to give humanitarian aid to Palestinians and to strive toward a “comprehensive peace” in Palestine.

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