Thu, 30 Jun 2022

AMMAN -- King Abdullah II of Jordan held talks Tuesday with visiting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on ways to foster ties and economic cooperation.

The king and the Saudi crown prince stressed the historic ties between the two countries and voiced keenness to strengthen them at all levels. (Jordan-Saudi-Ties)

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CAIRO -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Tuesday discussed the security threats and challenges faced by the region and agreed to continue intensive security coordination between the two Arab countries.

The talks reflected a mutual understanding to continue joint efforts to address the risks threatening the security and stability of the countries and peoples of the region, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement. (Egypt-Saudi-Visit)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked on Tuesday over U.S. President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to Israel in July.

"The visit will have significant implications for the region and the fight against Iran, as well as tremendous potential to significantly improve regional stability and security," Lapid was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the Israeli Foreign Ministry. (Israel-U.S.-Biden Visit)

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ISTANBUL -- Turkey prepares to push forward infrastructure projects in northern Syria to help repatriate 1 million Syrian refugees, the Turkish deputy interior minister said Tuesday.

Speaking on the second day of the Global Parliamentary Conference on Migration in Istanbul, Ismail Catakli said Turkey has made plans to construct settlements in 13 areas, including "houses, offices, social centers, and administrative buildings" to support the repatriation plan. (Turkey-Refugee Repatriation-Plans)

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