Bahrain ‘fully supports’ Jordan GCC bid

AMMAN (Jordan Times

His Majesty King Abdullah is received by Bahraini King Hamad Ben Isa Al Khalifa in Manama on Wednesday (Photo by Yousef Allan)

) – His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday held talks with Bahrain’s King Hamad Ben Isa Al Khalifa, which focused on developing the Jordanian-Bahraini relations and the current regional conditions, according to a Royal Court statement.

During the talks at Rawda Palace in Manama, both leaders stressed the strong relationship between Jordan and Bahrain and expressed their commitment to boosting them in a manner that serves the interests of the two countries and their peoples and fosters joint Arab action.

King Abdullah and King Hamad exchanged views on developments on the Arab scene and asserted the need for continued coordination and consultation in this regard to serve Arab causes.

King Abdullah, who returned to Jordan later on Wednesday, expressed hope that the national Bahraini reconciliation succeeds and assists in boosting the drive towards reform and development in the Bahraini kingdom.

King Hamad stressed Bahrain’s total support for Jordan’s bid to join the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and for speeding up the required procedures.

HRH Prince Feisal, HRH Prince Hashem and several senior Jordanian officials accompanied the King on the visit.

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