On the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum in a frigid and snowy Davos, Switzerland, His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan and His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium held a meeting to discuss bilateral ties. Director of the Office of His Majesty, Jafar Hassan was also present during the discussion.
The two monarchs spoke about how the two countries could be strengthened through the economic, commercial and investment sectors. Current regional and international developments were also a topic of discussion with the Palestinian issue and Jerusalem being recognised as Israel’s capital by the United States taking centre stage.
The Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan remarked in a news release that the “two sides affirmed the strong relations between Jordan and Belgium and their keenness to advance them, while also maintaining coordination and consultations on various regional and international issues, in the service of the two countries’ mutual interests and with the aim of bolstering global peace and security.”
King Abdullah stressed the importance of more international efforts in the peace process in the Middle East including a “comprehensive peace agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side with Israel.”
King Abdullah also met the President of Guinea and the Meridiam CEO yesterday.
Royals from all over the globe have travelled to Switzerland to attend the forum. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is in attendance as part of her role as the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance, and King Felipe of Spain is due to give a speech today. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway are also in Davos. King Abdullah, Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan are to be at the World Economic Forum from 23 through the 26th.
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium are to be at the event from 22 to 25 January. They will chair the Belgian Power Reception today.