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Jordan’s King Abdullah II visits Rwanda

By IGIHE
On 8 January 2024 at 07:09

King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has embarked on a three-day working visit to Rwanda, arriving on Sunday, January 7. The purpose of the visit is to engage in discussions aimed at fortifying the bilateral relations between Jordan and Rwanda. The President’s office shared this information via a tweet on Sunday.

In recent times, the two nations have solidified their relationship through various agreements, including the mutual waiving of visas for their citizens. Additionally, there are plans for the opening of Rwanda’s diplomatic mission in Jordan, as announced in 2023.

The commitment to enhance bilateral ties was evident in February 2023, when Rwanda and Jordan signed three cooperation agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs). These agreements covered political consultations, higher education, health and medical sciences, and visa waivers for diplomatic, service, and special passports.

Notably, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame visited Jordan in March 2022 for a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II. Discussions during the meeting focused on strengthening cooperation in defense and security, particularly in the shared goal of combating terrorism through the exchange of information and expertise.

King Abdullah II has played a significant role in addressing counter-terrorism and violent extremist threats. In 2015, he launched the Aqaba Process, which seeks to comprehensively tackle interconnected challenges through informal discussions centered around prevention, coordination, and ’filling in the gaps.’

Jordan, situated in Western Asia, shares borders with countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, and Israel. With an area of 89,342 square kilometers and a population exceeding 11.4 million, Jordan remains an influential player in the region.


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