Jordan’s trusteeship over Jerusalem ‘vital’ for peace – Middle East Monitor


Britain’s Prince Charles yesterday said Jordan’s guardianship of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem was “vital” to achieving peace in the Middle East.

“The United Kingdom regards Jordan, under the leadership of King Abdullah II, not just as a friend, but as a constant voice of moderation and tolerance, as it was during the reign of the late King Hussein Bin Talal” , said Prince Charles. during a visit to the Jordan Museum in the capital, Amman, accompanied by his wife, Camilla.

He added that the relationship between the two kingdoms has developed over a hundred years, despite all the challenges that have existed during that time, into a close relationship embodied in the cooperation between the two governments and the warmth remarkable between the two peoples.

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Prince Charles highlighted King Abdullah’s role as guardian of Christian and Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem as “vital in the search for peace in the region”.

The British king is on a four-day tour of the Middle East, which includes visits to Jordan and Egypt. His visit to Amman coincided with the celebration of the kingdom’s centenary.


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