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

French President Emmanuel Macron and King Abdullah II of Jordan have called for the urgent convening of a 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 discussed “regional issues, especially the Iranian nuclear file, the fight against terrorism and the situation in Iraq.”

She added that “in light of the current situation in the region, they agreed on the need to hold a new conference as soon as possible, similar to the Baghdad conference in August 2021.”

That day, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah, the politician, the monarch of Jordan, as well as the foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia, participated in the Baghdad summit.

The President of France and the King of Jordan reaffirmed their “commitment to work together and with other relevant partners to reopen the horizon for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.”

Macron confirmed that “France stands by Jordan and other countries in the Middle East in the face of the food crisis caused by the crisis in Ukraine.”

The French Presidency stated that this meeting represents a new stage in the strategic partnership between the two countries and will allow joint action to continue in the face of security and economic challenges.

Source: AFP.

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