22/4/2014: Queen Rania attended a ceremony held by the University of Jordan (UJ) to award HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia an honorary doctorate in International Business.
Prince Alwaleed expressed his gratitude to Her Majesty and the attendees for their hospitality and support. He also thanked the University of Jordan for this honour. The prince was received by both King Abdullah and the queen. (Source: Petra)
A thank-you letter handwritten by Queen Rania to Palais Sheherazade hotel in Fez, Morocco. Written on it is “Thank you for the wonderful experience at your Riad”, signed by the Queen and again in French, “Reine de Jordanie” (Queen of Jordan) at the back.
21/4/2014: King Abdullah II received visiting Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and expressed Jordan’s desire to boost ties in all domains, mainly in tourism sector, and work to increase investments.
On the same day, His Majesty also met with the former Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. (Source: Petra/Royal Court)
21/4/2014: King Abdullah on Monday accepted the resignation of HRH Prince Raad bin Zeid from the presidency of the Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (HCD).
In a letter to Prince Raad, the King praised his efforts in serving people with disabilities in Jordan during his presidency, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. The prince is first cousin of King Abdullah’s grandfather, King Talal. (Source: Jordan Times)
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October 2013: King Abdullah II and Queen Rania at Al-Husseinieh Palace (Source: Royal Court)
King Abdullah II of Jordan met with Pope Francis yesterday at the Vatican; the pair talked about Jordan’s commitment to cooperation, dialogue, and peace between the various religious communities in its country.
The visit is also to finish plans for the Pope’s visit to Jordan in May