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Herzog speaks by phone with Jordan’s king, touts ‘strategic ties’ between countries

New President Isaac Herzog speaks at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on July 7, 2021. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP)
New President Isaac Herzog speaks at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on July 7, 2021. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP)

President Isaac Herzog spoke by phone this evening with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, his office says, following a number of other recent high-level contacts between the countries following the swearing-in of Israel’s new government last month.

Herzog’s office says in a statement that the Jordanian monarch phoned to congratulate Herzog on becoming president this week.

“The president thanked King Abdullah, who expressed satisfaction with the recent return of diplomatic ties between the two countries to their proper track. The president stressed the importance of the strategic ties between the countries for advancing peace and regional development, and that he intends to continue to assist in strengthening the relations between the countries,” the statement says.

It adds that the two agreed to remain in contact “to work together to advance cooperation between the states, for the benefit of their nations and the entire region.”

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