Erdogan, Jordan’s King hold phone talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday stressed to Jordanian King Abdullah II in a phone call that Turkey “attaches great importance to unity, solidarity and economic prosperity of Jordan.” The Anadolu news agency quoted presidential sources in Ankara as saying that the two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional issues.

They also discussed joint efforts aimed at protecting the status of Jerusalem.

The President congratulated the Kingdom’s new Prime Minister Omar Al-Razzaz.

Few days ago, the King appointed Education Minister Omar Al-Razzaz to head up a new government, following protests forced premier Hani Al-Mulki to resign after the government last month approved a controversial income tax bill and raised fuel prices.

Source: Kuwait News Agency