King Abdullah II (2nd L, front) of Jordan and King Salman (1st L, front) of Saudi Arabia attend a welcoming ceremony at an airport in Amman, capital of Jordan, on March 27, 2017. Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Monday signed several agreements to boost cooperation and bilateral ties, including an agreement for a three billion U.S. dollar company that will make investments inside Jordan. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)
AMMAN, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Monday signed several agreements to boost cooperation and bilateral ties, including an agreement for a three billion U.S. dollar company that will make investments inside Jordan.
The two countries signed an agreement for the cooperation in the mining and extraction of uranium, and another to build small-scale nuclear reactors for power generation and water desalination, according to a press statement.
Several agreements were also signed for cooperation in fields of media, water and environment as well as energy.
The agreements were signed in the presence of King Abdullah II of Jordan and King Salman of Saudi Arabia.
The two leaders held a summit prior to the signing of the agreement, during which they discussed developments in the Middle East and bilateral ties.
Talks also focused on continued cooperation in various areas especially in fields of security, military, economy, investments and education, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
The two sides also shed light in the importance of the Arab Summit which Jordan is hosting amidst exceptional conditions, stressing the need to unify Arab stances and cooperation between Arab and Islamic states.
Discussions also included the Palestinian issue, as King Abdullah believed effective peace talks and the two-state solution are needy for the creation of an independent Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital.
The two leaders also underscored their support for efforts to attain Mideast peace and rejection of all types of violence and terrorism that threaten global peace and stability.