Egypt voices support for Jordan's King Abdullah

Ahram Online , Saturday 3 Apr 2021

The kingdom arrested a former minister and a royal family member as part of a broader security investigation

Egypt and Jordan
File photo: Jordan's King Abdullah II welcomes Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a reception ceremony at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, March 28, 2017. (Reuters)

Egypt has expressed "full" solidarity and support for Jordan and its leadership represented in King Abdullah II in preserving the security and stability of the Kingdom against any attempts to threaten it.

"Egypt affirms that the security and stability of brotherly Jordan is an integral part of Egyptian and Arab national security," the Egyptian presidency said in an official statement on Saturday evening.

Jordanian King Abdullah's half-brother and former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein was asked to halt actions used to target the country's "security and stability", the military said on Saturday.

According to a statement reported by the national Jordanian news agency Petra, the military said this was part of a broader, ongoing security investigation in which a former minister, a member of the royal family and unnamed others were detained.

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