(MENAFN - Jordan Times) His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday stressed his keenness to enhance cooperation between the Kingdom and Kuwait to serve the interests of both countries.
During a meeting with a Kuwaiti parliamentary delegation, the Monarch outlined the political developments and changes in the Arab arena, adding that the challenges facing the Arab nation at this critical and sensitive phase require activating and increasing joint Arab work.
The King highlighted investment opportunities available in Jordan, calling for increasing economic and investment cooperation between the two countries, especially since Kuwait is the top Arab investor in the Kingdom, according to a Royal Court statement.
King Abdullah underlined Jordan's commitment to providing Kuwaiti investors with the required facilities and encouraged them to take part in mega-projects in energy, transport and water.
The Kingdom treats Kuwaiti nationals in the country with the utmost care and attention, especially those studying at Jordanian universities, he added.
The delegation conveyed the greetings of Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, commending the level of relations between the two countries, which, they said, sets a model of "advanced pan-Arab ties".
They commended the educational environment and facilities in Jordan, noting that Kuwaiti investments in the Kingdom amount to 10 billion in several vital fields.
They said Jordan's "investor-friendly environment" and its qualified human resources are the reasons behind the growth in investments.
The lawmakers said many Kuwaiti tourists have chosen Jordan as their main destination this summer for recreational and medical purposes due to its stability and security.
Also yesterday, Senate President Taher Masri met with the delegation, chaired by the head of the Kuwaiti-Jordanian Friendship Group at the Kuwaiti parliament, Mubarak Saifi, and discussed means to enhance cooperation in parliamentary fields, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The delegation also met with Lower House Speaker Abdul Karim Dughmi and discussed the latest regional developments and means to enhance bilateral ties.
Later on Monday, they met with members of the Jordanian-Kuwaiti parliamentary committee, which is headed by Deputy Reem Badran, and discussed further cooperation, according to Petra.