King of Jordan: Arabs shouldn't interfere in affairs of others
King Abdullah II of Jordan said that Arabs must remedy their own situations rather than interfering with others, adding that "we realize that democracy is a continuous process and passes through numerous steps, and we in Jordan made big strides in this regard."
In a comprehensive interview with Egypt's Al Gumhoureyeh daily, the King said "we started taking constructive steps towards democracy through achieving a comprehensive political, economic and social development."
The Jordanian monarch added that "we do not care for what others want from democracy, but we take care of what our people want."
He stated Jordan and Egypt share a common vision on regional issues. "What concerns Jordan and Egypt is to get the region out of trouble and to support the Palestinian people to free themselves and to establish a Palestinian state," he said.
Responding to a question on the way of solving the Iraqi issue, the King said that the settlement of this problem consists in ending the occupation, noting that Iraqi people must be enabled to build their own establishments and to elect an Iraqi national government.
The Jordanian king also expressed his hope that Libya's voluntary decision to give up its international banned weapons might form a step towards getting rid of mass destruction weapons from the whole region, including Israel. (Albawaba.com)
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