Abdullah II


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Abdullah II

(äbdo͝ol`lä), 1962–, king of Jordan (1999–), b. Amman, educated at Sandhurst and Oxford in England and Georgetown Univ., Washington, D.C. He joined (1984) the Jordanian military, rose swiftly, became (1994) head of Jordan's Special Forces, and attained (1998) the rank of major general. He succeeded to the crown upon the death of his father, Hussein IHussein I
, 1935–99, king of Jordan; educated in England at Harrow and Sandhurst. He ascended the throne (1953) after his grandfather Abdullah I had been killed (1951) by a Palestinian extremist and after his father was declared (1952) mentally unfit to serve as king.
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, whose moderate policies he has continued. Abdullah has publicly supported political and economic reform, but major changes have not been made. He also has supported an independent Palestinian state while maintaining relatively cordial relations with Israel and generally has continued Jordan's status as an American ally.
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New Delhi [India], March 01 ( ANI ): King Abdullah II of Jordan on Thursday met with President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
I am delighted to convey to you my sincere greetings and best wishes for good health, happiness and success, and to commend your keenness to bolster your country's progress and development, and ensure your people's welfare," King of Jordan Abdullah II said in his letter.
King Abdullah II held delegation level talks with the prime minister during which the two sides reviewed bilateral relations and exchanged views on ways to further expand these relations in all areas of mutual interest.
King Abdullah II of Jordan, who was here on a two-day visit, was accompanied by Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt.
King Abdullah II of Jordan appreciated Pakistan's stance regarding the resolution of challenges faced by Muslim Ummah.
King Abdullah II is visiting Pakistan after 11 years.
The Arabic-language Lebanon-based al-Arab Post news website quoted the source as saying on Tuesday that Jordan is disturbed due to the recent positions taken by Saudi Arabia and as a result of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's lack of attention to King Abdullah II during the latter's recent visit to the Persian Gulf littoral states.
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by ONA His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said with King Abdullah II of Jordan at Bait Al Barakah on Sunday evening.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / Jordanian King Abdullah II stressed that his country is a key supportive to Iraq in its war against terrorism and in various fields.