Jordan’s King to Visit Moscow in August
Jordan’s King Abdullah is due to travel to Moscow on August 27 for a two-day official visit, his first to the superpower since he ascended the throne in February 1999, reported the Jordan Times.
A senior official said that "means to boost bilateral ties and salvage the floundering peace process" will figure high during the king's talks with Russian officials, notably President Vladimir Putin.
Along with Washington, Moscow is a co-sponsor of the Madrid Middle East peace conference which triggered negotiations between Arab states and Israel in 1991, a year after the Gulf crisis shattered Arab solidarity.
Since he took office two-and-a-half years ago, King Abdullah has visited the United States, several European and Asian states, as well as almost all of the Arab countries.
Amman has received several Russian officials, including Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov in November 2000, former Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov in May, and special Middle East envoy Andrei Vdovin – Albawaba.com
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