Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia pose for a photo on January 31, 2019 in the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention- press photo
CAIRO – 1 February 2019: Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia held a ministerial meeting in Jordan on Thursday to discuss the issues of mutual concerns, according to a statement from the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention, which locates on the eastern shores of Dead Sea, the six ministers tackled the regional challenges they face, the statement said
During his one-day visit to Amman on 13 January, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discussed with Jordanian Monarch King Abdullah II the regional and international issues of mutual concerns after calls from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to form a Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) with Gulf Cooperation Council members, Egypt and Jordan to face “terrorism.”
In his speech at the American University in Cairo on Thursday, Pompeo said “We will continue to work with our allies in the Middle East to defeat Isis. … The U.S. will also be a supporting power to its allies … You cannot say the same for the Russians, Iranians, or Chinese."