FILE - Jordan's King Abdallah II walks with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Amman, Jordan. (Reuters)
CAIRO – 22 May 2020: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday received a phone call from King Abdullah II of Jordan to extend Eid Al-Fitr greetings, the Presidency said in a statement, while Muslims worldwide are expected to limit Eid celebrations amid the coronavirus crisis.
Eid Al-Fitr is an Islamic feast where Muslims celebrate and mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.
King Abdullah II wished the Egyptian people permanent stability and progress, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.
President Sisi expressed his sincere appreciation for this brotherly gesture and wished the Jordanian government and people prosperity and all the best.
In January, Bisher Al-Khasawneh, the advisor to Jordan’s king for communication and coordination, handed a message from King Abdullah II to Sisi, affirming continuing coordination on different issues, Radi said.
Meeting with Sisi in Cairo, Al-Khasawneh handed the message that stressed keenness to continue intensive consultation with Egypt on various issues and to develop bilateral relations, in light of the special and strong ties between the two countries on all levels, and the importance of the Egyptian role in confronting mutual challenges facing the Arab nations.
The meeting discussed the latest regional developments, especially as the Gulf region and Libya have witnessed important incidents. The two sides agreed on the need to continue coordination to achieve de-escalation in the region, in order to ensure the security and safety of the Gulf.
They reviewed bilateral relations during the meeting, where they highlighted the importance of enhancing economic ties and increase trade exchange in a way that suits the level of political relations between the two countries.
In November, on the sidelines of an extraordinary session at the Cairo headquarters of the Arab League at the ministerial level, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi.
The meeting tackled the bilateral relations and the regional and international issues of mutual concern, said Egyptian ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ahmed Hafez in a statement.
Both minsters tackled the latest development of the Palestinian issue, particularly following the US decision of legalizing the Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, Hafez added.
“Shoukry affirmed in this regard Egypt’s stance of abiding by international resolutions and international law in connection with the status of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank,” Hafez said.