Jordan king congratulates Morsi on Egypt 'trust'

AFP , Monday 25 Jun 2012

Abdullah II applauds Islamist for his presidential win, saying Amman is keen to build on its relations with Cairo

Jordan's King Abdullah II on Monday congratulated Mohamed Morsi "for winning the people's trust" following his victory in Egypt's presidential election, a palace statement said.

"We congratulate you for winning the people's trust. We wish Egypt all progress and prosperity," the king told Morsi, saying Amman is "keen to enhance relations" with Cairo.

Morsi is Egypt's first president since the uprising that toppled veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak last year.

The Muslim Brotherhood member won 51.73 percent of the vote, defeating Ahmed Shafiq, who was Mubarak's last prime minister.

The Jordanian government on Sunday saluted the "success of the electoral process," welcoming "the choice of the fraternal Egyptian people to continue on the democratic path" and hoping for the "consolidation of security and stability" in Egypt.

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