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King departs on working visit to Europe

By JT - Jan 14,2020 - Last updated at Jan 14,2020

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday departed on a working visit to Europe that includes stops in Brussels, Strasbourg and Paris.

In Brussels, King Abdullah will meet with King Philippe of Belgium to discuss bilateral ties and ways to bolster them, as well as current regional and international developments, according to a Royal Court statement.

His Majesty is also due to meet with European Council President Charles Michel, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and members of the North Atlantic Council.

The King will deliver a speech before the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, which will cover key regional and international developments, and means of reinforcing international security and stability, the statement said.

His Majesty will also meet with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Parliament President David Maria Sassoli.

The King is slated to conclude his tour in Paris, where His Majesty will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on bilateral relations and ways of bolstering cooperation, in addition to the latest regional and international developments, according to the statement. 

HRH Crown Prince Hussein was sworn in as Regent, in the presence of Cabinet members.


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