King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived for a one-day visit to Slovakia on Tuesday, April 7.
He met President Ivan Gašparovič, who praised the role played by King Abdullah in promoting the Middle Eastern peace process, the TASR newswire wrote. Delegates accompanying the Jordanian king included Minister of Planning and International Co-operation Suhair Al Ali, who signed a memorandum of understanding with Culture Ministry State Secretary Ivan Sečík and Foreign Ministry State Secretary Oľga Algayerová.
Slovakia was also represented at the event by Economy Minister Ľubomír Jahnátek who, along with Minister Suhair Al Ali, discussed nuclear energy and drinking water resources. King Abdullah also met Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška. Paška praised the co-operation between both countries and Abdullah’s engagement in promoting stability and security in the Middle East. In conclusion he asked King Abdullah II to extend an invitation to visit Slovakia to his opposite number in the Jordanian parliament. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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