King Mohammed VI expresses solidarity with King Abdullah of Jordan, first foreign leader to do so

King Mohammed VI expressed solidarity and full support for the measures taken by his brother King Abdullah II of Jordan, the Royal palace said.

This came in a phone call between the two monarchs early on Sunday, the palace said in a statement.

 

King Mohammed VI was thus the first foreign leader to express solidarity with sisterly Jordan and with the Jordanian monarch for the measures taken to consolidate the country’s security and stability.

 

The call is reflective of the close and longstanding ties between the two monarchs and their royal families and between the two countries and their peoples.

 

The King’s brother and former Jordanian Crown Prince Hamzah bin Hussein has been placed under house arrest amid reports that the kingdom’s security forces have foiled a coup against King Abdullah II.

 

Other detained officials included a former minister and a member of the royal family, a senior military official told the Petra news agency.

 

Other Arab Monarchies, Egypt and the US expressed support for King Abudllah II.

 

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