Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania in Kuwait

May 22, 2006

(Royal Hashemite Court, Communication & Information Division - Amman) Jordan and Kuwait on Sunday called for the resumption of the Middle East peace process and urged the international community to continue aiding the Palestinians.

His Majesty King Abdullah and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah said at a Dar Al Salwa meeting here dialogue and negotiations should lead to the implementation of the roadmap and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

The King and the emir added that Palestinians need help to survive their difficult situation and urged them to unite and overcome their differences.

They also discussed the situation in Iraq.

King Abdullah said the formation of the new Iraqi government was a significant step in the right direction.

Talks between the two leaders included means to enhance bilateral relations.

King Abdullah and Sheikh Sabah agreed to continue cooperation, particularly on economic ties.

Sheikh Sabah hosted a lunch banquet in honor of Their Majesties King and Queen Rania, who returned later Sunday.

It was the first visit by the King to Kuwait after Sheikh Sabah was named emir earlier this year.