Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Sochi, Russia, Oct. 3, 2019. (Kremlin Photo)
"I want to emphasize the important role of Russia. We are glad to see such a strong presence of Russia," King Abdullah II said.
MOSCOW, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- King Abdullah II of Jordan expressed support for Russia's presence in the Middle East at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, the Kremlin said.
"Without Russia, many issues, for example, the peace process in Syria and others, could not have developed," the Jordanian king told Putin in Russia's Black Sea city of Sochi, according to a Kremlin transcript of the conversation.
"I want to emphasize the important role of Russia. We are glad to see such a strong presence of Russia," he said, who also thanked Putin for supporting Jordan and the whole region.
He said that the relations of between Jordan and Russia are based on "honesty and fraternity" and his country is glad to have Russian input on many issues.
Putin called Jordan a very important partner of Russia in the Middle East and hailed an increase in trade between the two countries. ■