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Jordan, Turkey leaders tackles development, peace in region

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) AMMAN, Aug 21 (KUNA) -- Jordanian King Abdullah II and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed on Monday ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries in all fields as well as latest developments in the Middle East, including efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region.

The two leaders emphasized the importance of continuing consultations and coordination between Jordan and Turkey on various issues of common concern, as well as expanding cooperation in the economic and investment fields.

According to Jordan news agency (Petra), King praised the Turkish leader for "very strong positions that he has taken on the challenges of Al Aqsa and Jerusalem, and his very brotherly support of Jordan through the challenges that we're all facing." The Jordanian leader noted that the two had an opportunity to exchange views on many issues that "deal between our two countries, again reminding ourselves that we have a historical relationship of seventy years, and something of great pride to both our nations." "And, today, we will continue to have bilateral discussions on how to improve the political, economic, military, intelligence and social relations between our two countries, and there are many opportunities in this field.

Both countries have suffered from terrorism and extremism, and, again, this is just another opportunity for both my brother and I to strengthen the relationship between our two peoples," King Abdullah said.

In turn, the Turkish President Erdogan said that the two countries enjoy historical ties, "and this year 2017 is particularly important in the bilateral relations between the two countries, it marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of relations between the two countries.

"I hope that this important anniversary will be an occasion for the good of both our countries.

We will continue to support Jordan's role in protecting Jerusalem's holy sites.

We will continue to work together to prevent the reoccurrence of attacks and violations that took place at the Al-Aqsa Mosque last month.

The Muslim world and the region are going through a critical time, and we, as Muslims, have to stand together especially in this critical time in which our future will be determined, by strengthening cooperation and consultation between us, and I believe that the talks, bilateral and expanded, which we will hold today will be very useful," President Erdogan added. (end) mjb.mb

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Jordan, Turkey leaders tackles development, peace in region