Jordan approves Israeli nomination to name new ambassador to Amman

Source: Xinhua| 2018-03-28 22:27:42|Editor: pengying
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AMMAN, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Wednesday approved a request by Israel to appoint a new ambassador in Amman, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Citing an unnamed official, Petra said the Jordanian Foreign Ministry approved a request it received recently from its Israeli counterpart to name Amir Weissbrod as Israel's new ambassador to Jordan.

Weissbrod, a veteran diplomat, has reportedly worked as a diplomat in Amman and is an expert in Middle East affairs and Islamic movements.

The approval of the appointment puts an end to months of rows between the two countries after a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Amman.

Early March, Jordan said it received a letter from Israel nominating a new Israeli ambassador to the kingdom.

Jordanian officials have indicated recently that Jordan and Israel are going ahead to get ready to reopen the Israeli embassy, prepare for the return of Israeli embassy staff to Amman and resume relations.

In January, Israel officially apologized for an incident in which an Israeli embassy guard killed two Jordanians, and the killing of a Jordanian judge Raed Zuaiter by Israeli troops in 2014.

In response, Jordan announced that it would allow the reopening of the Israeli embassy in Amman.