May 25, 2018 12:41 UTC
  • President sends congratulatory letter to Jordan king

President Hassan Rouhani has sent a congratulatory letter to Jordan's King Abdullah II over anniversary of the kingdom’s independence, saying Muslim countries now need unity and cooperation more than ever.

According to Press TV, in the letter sent on Thursday, Rouhani called for more cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

“I hope that through more efforts, we will witness the expansion of ties in bilateral and multilateral aspects,” Rouhani said.

The anniversary of Jordan’s independence came days after the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied holy al-Quds amid international opposition.

The Jordanian king reacted to the embassy move, warning it would have serious repercussions for the security and stability in the Middle East, and seriously hurt the feelings of both Muslims and Christians.

The President and King Abdullah held a brief meeting on the sidelines of the emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Turkey on May 18.