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King, Merkel discuss anti-terror efforts

By JT - Dec 05,2015 - Last updated at Dec 05,2015

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Friday discussed in a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel current regional and international issues, especially in regard to the Syrian crisis. 

They discussed efforts to combat terrorism with Merkel commending Jordan’s efforts in the field,  a Royal Court statement said. 

The King and Merkel voiced their interest in continuing bilateral coordination to address regional developments. They also commended the bilateral political and economic cooperation, especially in regard to Germany’s support of the Kingdom’s development efforts and help to bear the burden of hosting Syrian refugees. 


Germany has stepped up its contribution to the fight against Daesh, with lawmakers overwhelmingly voting in favour of sending reconnaissance jets, a tanker plane and a frigate to provide broad noncombat support to the US-led coalition. 

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