Jordanian King casually awaits Saudi delegation on roadside
One Twitter user wrote, “His Majesty always surprises us with humbleness, humanity and sharing others’ feelings.” (Petra News Agency)
Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Sunday tweeted that while His Majesty King Abdullah was in Riyadh on Saturday, he got out of his car to wait for the other cars carrying the accompanying delegation to offer condolences over the death of Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz.
When His Majesty noticed that the cars of the accompanying delegation were late because of traffic congestion in the Saudi capital, he got out of the car and waited on the street for 30 minutes, Judeh wrote on his Twitter account (@NasserJudeh).
The Monarch went to Riyadh on Saturday to pay respects over the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, who passed away on Friday.
The King, leading a high-ranking delegation, extended his condolences and sympathies to Saudi Arabia’s new king, Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the royal family and people.
In addition to Judeh, the accompanying delegation included Their Royal Highnesses Prince Feisal and Prince Rashid; Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour; Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Gen. Mashal Al Zaben; Sharif Fawaz Zaben, the King’s adviser for tribal affairs; Interior Minister Hussein Majali; and Jordan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Jamal Shamayleh.
Judeh’s tweet had been retweeted by more than 176 Twitter users until Sunday evening and received many comments praising the King’s gesture.
This is not strange from the King, wrote Rafat Hamadneh (@raftsalm).
“These are the values of the Hashemites,” tweeted Noor (@Lolass681Noor).
Ziad Nahar (@z_nahar1) wrote: “His Majesty always surprises us with humbleness, humanity and sharing others’ feelings.”
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