His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Moscow, covering the deep-rooted bilateral relations, as well as the latest regional and international developments.
The talks, attended by His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, addressed bolstering ties between the two countries and peoples, and stepping up cooperation across various fields, Petra news agency reported.
Discussions also covered the importance of maintaining coordination on various issues of mutual concern and global peace and security.
King Abdullah highlighted the continuously improving relations between Jordan and Russia, noting the vast opportunities to advance cooperation across the fields of agriculture, medicine, and vaccine production.
His Majesty expressed appreciation of Russia’s support for Jordan in securing COVID-19 vaccines to counter the pandemic, thanking President Putin for the opportunity to visit the International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2021” and view the latest military technology on display.
For his part, President Putin welcomed His Majesty’s visit to the arms exhibition, and noted that his country’s relations with Jordan are constantly developing in various fields, especially in the areas of policy, trade, and economy, citing the work of the joint intergovernmental commission.
Discussions at the meeting covered regional developments, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause, with His Majesty stressing the need to reach just and comprehensive peace, on the basis of the two-state solution.
The two leaders also discussed the latest developments in Syria, especially in the south, with the King calling for reaching a political solution to the Syrian crisis that safeguards the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria, while guaranteeing the safe return of refugees.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Hneiti, General Intelligence Department Director Major General Ahmad Husni, Jordan’s Ambassador to Russia Khaled Shawabkeh, and a number of senior Russian officials attended the talks, which continued over a working lunch hosted by President Putin in honor of His Majesty and the Jordanian delegation.
For his part, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense, arrived in the Russian Federation Monday on an official visit to participate in the International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2021.Upon his arrival in Moscow, Prince Khalid was received by a number of officials.
During the visit, Deputy Minister of Defense will meet with a number of Russian officials to discuss bilateral relations and issues of common interest to support the security and stability of the region, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The 7th International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2021” The Army-2021 https://www.rusarmyexpo.com/ is taking place from 22 to 28 August, 2021 on the premises of the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center outside Moscow, which is a major world-level exhibition site, and also at the Kubinka airfield and the Alabino training ground near the Russian capital.
“Army-2021” is organized and fully supported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and combines the exhibition and dynamic demonstration of military equipment capabilities with extensive congress program and strong participation of international audience represented by foreign exhibitors, delegations and visitors.
Like in 2020, the ARMY-2021 Forum is held simultaneously with the International Army Games. For its preparation and implementation, an organizing committee was formed, which included heads and representatives of state authorities, state corporations, leading enterprises, and organizations.
The forum includes a static exhibition, demonstration, scientific and business programs, and cultural and artistic events.