Macron and Abdullah II call for an urgent regional conference that includes Iran and Saudi Arabia

15 September, 2022
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Macron and Abdullah II call for an urgent regional conference that includes Iran and Saudi Arabia

French President Emmanuel Macron and Jordan's King Abdullah II called for an urgent conference on the Middle East, including Iran and Saudi Arabia, similar to the Baghdad Conference in 2021.


During a meeting at the Elysee Palace, Macron and King Abdullah touched on "regional issues, especially the Iranian nuclear file, the fight against terrorism and the situation in Iraq," according to the French presidency.


"In light of the current regional situation, they agreed on the necessity of holding a new conference similar to the Baghdad conference in August 2021, as soon as possible," the French presidency added.


The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, participated in the Baghdad summit on that day, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah the politician, the Jordanian monarch, and the foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia.


The French President and the Jordanian King reiterated their "commitment to work together and with other relevant partners to reopen the horizon for peace between Israelis and Palestinians."


 "France's support for Jordan and other Middle Eastern countries in the face of the food crisis caused by the crisis in Ukraine", Macron reiterated.


The French presidency stated that this meeting constitutes a new stage in the strategic partnership between the two countries and will allow the continuation of joint action in the face of security and economic challenges.


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