President Aoun, King Abdullah II convene, agree to unify efforts in face of challenges

On the sidelines of the Arab Summit held in the Tunisian capital, President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, met this afternoon with Jordan's Monarch Abdullah II, in the presence of Lebanese official delegation members: Ministers Gebran Bassil, Raya El-Hassan, Mohamad Daoud and Saleh Al-Ghareeb, as well as Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Advisor to the Jordanian King Manar Al-Dabbas, and Jordanian Ambassador to Tunisia Awad Al-Sarhan.

The meeting was a chance to review bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them in all fields, in addition to the recent developments on the regional scene.

Talks also dwelt on the repercussions of the American decision on Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, and its serious implications on the countries concerned, including Lebanon which stills demands the return of its Shebaa farms, Kfarshuba hilltops and the town of al-Ghajar.

Additionally, both sides exchanged views on finding suitable, quick and practical solutions for the return of Syrian refugees to their lands, especially since Lebanon and Jordan share the burden of this issue that has become urgent and threatens the stability of the countries concerned. In this context, President Aoun briefed the Jordanian King on the nature of his recent visit to Russia and the Russian position on various issues, especially that of displaced Syrians.

For his part, King Abdullah expressed his country's support for Lebanon and its government in order to ensure its stability and maintain peace and security in its region. He said he agreed with President Aoun on unifying efforts to confront the difficulties facing the countries of the region, including Lebanon and Jordan, confirming "Jordan's support for the safe return of displaced Syrians to their homeland."

Source: National News Agency