Jordan's King Abdullah performs Umrah during visit to Saudi Arabia

The king held talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

King Abdullah II performs Umrah

King Abdullah of Jordan performs Umrah. Photo: The Royal Hashemite Court
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Jordan's King Abdullah II completed a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, after meeting officials and performing the Umrah pilgrimage.

The Jordanian royal held talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah and discussed bilateral ties between the two states.

The leaders had met for suhoor, the meal eaten before dawn by Muslims fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

"During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the two brotherly countries, and a number of issues of common interest were discussed," the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Jordan official Petra said King Abdullah "reaffirmed the need to support the Palestinians in attaining their just and legitimate rights" and to step up Arab and international efforts towards relaunching negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis for a " just and comprehensive peace, on the basis of the two-state solution".

On Wednesday, King Abdullah visited the Grand Mosque in Makkah to performed the Umrah pilgrimage.

He was welcomed by Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy Governor of Makkah Region, Saudi Ambassador to Jordan Naif bin Bandar Al Sudairi and a number of senior officials.

King Abdullah visited the UAE on Tuesday, where President Sheikh Mohamed held an iftar banquet in his honour in Abu Dhabi.

The President received the monarch and Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah at Al Bateen Palace.

Sheikh Mohamed and King Abdullah reviewed the long-standing ties between the two nations, during high-level talks.

Updated: April 20, 2023, 6:19 PM