Recently, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan stressed the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue.
At a press conference with his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi, in Riyadh, the Saudi Foreign Minister said, “We continue to coordinate with Jordan on regional affairs and bilateral relations.”
Prince Faisal bin Farhan said that he had discussed with Safadi the bilateral relations between the two countries in order to use them as a pillar of joint Arab action, stressing the continuation of coordination between the two countries in the region’s affairs and bilateral relations.
The two ministers discussed bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Jordan, and regional developments. The Saudi Foreign Minister said that he discussed with his Jordanian counterpart the situation in Syria, Libya, Lebanon and Yemen, and “Iranian interference in the region.”
The Saudi Foreign Minister affirmed that Saudi Arabia’s visions are consistent with the Jordanian one on regional and international issues of common interest, i.e. the Palestinian issue, the situations in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Libya, and Iranian and Turkish interventions in the region’s affairs.
In another context, and in response to a question from journalists, Prince Faisal bin Farhan said that “all diplomatic relations with Qatar will be restored,” adding: “Our embassy in Doha will be opened after completing the necessary procedures within days.” He believed that “Al-Ula’s statement will positively affect the role of the Gulf Cooperation Council.”
For his part, the Jordanian Foreign Minister said that “the relationship with Saudi Arabia is historical and strategic one,” appreciating “Saudi Arabia’s continuous support towards Jordan in the face of economic challenges.”
Safadi added, “We want a just and comprehensive peace for the Palestinian cause … Saudi Arabia and Jordan adhere to a Palestinian state according to the 1967 borders.” He also saw that “peace is an Arab strategic choice,” expressing his aspiration “to work with the new US administration.”
He also expressed Jordan’s rejection of interference in the affairs of the region, regardless of its source. He condemned the Houthis’ attempts to attack Saudi Arabia, and expressed Jordan’s rejection of Iran’s interference in the region. He stressed that “the security of Saudi Arabia and Jordan are interdependent.”
He continued, “We agree with Saudi Arabia to strengthen joint action to face challenges … and we are working to develop the relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council on security, politics and economy.”