Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, held talks with the King of Jordan in Amman on Wednesday.
Sheikh Abdullah and King Abdullah II reviewed the long-standing ties between their nations during the meeting, held in the Jordanian capital.
Sheikh Abdullah shared the greetings of President Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, to the monarch and expressed their best wishes for Jordan’s progress and prosperity.
King Abdullah reciprocated the greetings to the UAE leaders and his desire for the continued development and prosperity of the Emirates.
Sheikh Abdullah emphasised the solid fraternal ties binding the UAE and Jordan and highlighted the aspirations of the leadership of both countries to support the best interests of their people.
Khalifa Al Marar, Minister of State, and Ahmed Al Balushi, ambassador to Jordan, also attended the meeting.
Sheikh Abdullah also met Ayman Safadi, Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.
The ministers discussed ways to further strengthen the partnership between their nations, with a focus on investment, the economy, tourism, culture and defence.
They reviewed a meeting between Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and King Abdullah in May, which was also aimed at bolstering the positive friendship enjoyed by the Middle East neighbours.
The pair also addressed several regional issues of mutual concern and underlined the importance of working together to overcome common challenges and achieve security and stability in the region.
Sheikh Abdullah extended his greetings and congratulations to Mr Safadi on the centenary of the founding of Jordan.
He said both countries strived to forge even closer links and hailed Jordan’s crucial role in supporting joint Arab action and achieving stability in the region.
Mr Safadi offered his congratulations to the UAE on its upcoming Golden Jubilee celebrations, and praised the success of Expo 2020 Dubai.
He thanked the UAE for helping Jordan to manage economic challenges and for its support of its citizens living in the Emirates.