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Jordanian King Arrives in Egypt for Sisi's Summit

Thu 10 Oct 2019 | 02:35 PM

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has shortly received Jordanian King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania Al Abdullah at Cairo International Airport.

King Abdullah and his spouse were officially received  upon his arrival, as the national anthems of the two countries were also played.

They also were received by Jordanian Ambassador to Egypt Ali al-Ayed and other staff of embassy.

King Abdullah II will hold a meeting with President Sisi at the presidential palace of Ittihadyia to discuss the bilateral ties and regional and international issues of mutual concern.

In July 2019, both leaders met in Cairo and discussed the Palestinian-Israeli cause.

The visit comes within the framework of the close relations between the two brotherly countries and the keenness of the political leaderships to push forward bilateral relations; this gives both states the necessary momentum in various political, economic and social fields in the common interest of the two peoples.

The two leaders will also exchange views on regional and international issues of common concern.

It is noteworthy that Egypt–Jordan enjoy very deeply-historical relations. The two countries are members of the Arab League, GAFTA, the World Trade Organization, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Council of Arab Economic Unity and the United Nations.

Diplomatic relations between the Egyptian and Jordanian government existed since Jordan became independent in 1946.

On April 6, 1972 the Egyptian government severed relations in protest for a Jordanian plan for federation with the West Bank, which did not take PLO interests into consideration.

These relations were restored on September 11, 1973.[1] They were severed again in 1979, this time by the Jordanian government, in protest for the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty. Following the outbreak of the Lebanon War of 1982, the US government put pressure on both governments to reach accommodation for the purpose of formulating a joint peace strategy vis-a-vis the Israeli government,[2] and relations were restored on September 25, 1984.