Petra News Agency, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Oct 29 2014

Amman, October 29 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II on
Wednesday warned of the forceful displacement of Arab Christians
in some unrest-hit neighboring countries and said they played a
significant role in the evolution of the Arab-Muslim civilization
throughout history.

Welcoming Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who started an official
visit to the Kingdom, the King said that Jordan is making major
endeavors to highlight the true moderate image of Islam by introducing
the Amman Message and A Common Word initiatives and hosting various
interfaith forums to promote dialogue and understanding between various
faiths. His Majesty the King and the Armenian president explored ways
and means to cement bilateral ties, especially in the economic sphere
and tourism. They also discussed a number of issues and developments
related to the Middle East.

The Armenian president said his country is keen on strengthening
relations with Jordan and coordinating with the Kingdom on issues of
common interest. He hailed Jordan as a model for security, stability
and moderation in the Middle East and the world.

They stressed the need for efforts to reach a just and comprehensive
peace in the Middle East, based on the two-state solution.

King Abdullah underlined that Jordan, along with regional and
international partners, is working to ward off the threat of terrorism
and extremist ideology that targets everyone without exception. The
talks dealt with unilateral Israeli measures and violations against
Jerusalem's Muslim and Christian shrines, namely the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
threatening peace prospects and regional stability. The two leaders
discussed Syria and called for a political solution to the crisis which
has been raging for years now. King Abdullah and President Sargsyan
oversaw the signing ceremony of a number of agreements and memoranda
of understanding and hoped to enhance cooperation in various domains.

//Petra// AA 29/10/2014 - 07:15:13 PM 1

From: Baghdasarian