Davutoglu to visit Jordan to discuss regional issues

Turkish prime minister will visit Jordan on Sunday to discuss regional issues with King Abdullah II

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish Prime Minister and the leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Ahmet Davutoglu delivers a speech during his party's provincial chairmen meeting in Ankara, Turkey on March 23, 2016.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will visit Jordan this weekend to meet with King Abdullah II and high-ranking officials of the country.

Davutoglu will arrive to the Jordanian capital Amman on Saturday and meet with King Abdullah and Prime Minister Abdullah en-Munsur on Sunday in order to discuss regional issues with the country’s leaders.

Davutoglu’s visit will be a first for him as a prime minister who will make several speeches in the country.

He will address members of the Turkey-Jordan Business Forum and will also participate in a conference organised by the Arab Thought Forum.

He will additionally open the office of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency in Amman.

Turkey and Jordan have important commonalities regarding regional issues in the Middle East. Both countries have consistently called for Syrian autocrat Bashar al Assad to step down while backing opposition groups since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.

Both countries have also been dealing with a large number of refugees most of whom come from neighbouring Syria.

TRTWorld and agencies