Jordan’s King Abdullah to visit Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia ahead of crucial Washington meeting

August 24, 2010
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Jordan’s King Abdullah will start a visit to Bahrain on Tuesday where he will hold talks with King Hamad Bin Eissa Al Khalifa on cooperation between the two countries as well as on the latest developments in the Middle East, Petra News Agency said on Tuesday.

King Abdullah will also visit Kuwait on Wednesday for talks with the Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber on bilateral relations and cooperation and on Arab and regional issues.

The Jordanian king is also scheduled to travel on Sunday to Saudi Arabia for consultations with the Saudi leadership.

The three meetings in Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are being held ahead of King Abdullah’s trip to Washington to attend a six-way meeting on September 1.

Jordan’s royal court has said that King Abdullah had accepted US President Barack Obama’s invitation to attend a meeting in Washington on the eve of the planned September 2 re-launch of direct talks between the Palestinians and Israel.

The meeting will bring together King Abdullah, Obama Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Middle East quartet representative Tony Blair.

         

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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
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  • University of Bahrain
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  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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