King of Jordan to meet Pope in Vatican next week

04 April, 17:32

    (ANSAmed) - AMMAN, APRIL 4 - King Abdullah II of Jordan is scheduled to travel to the Vatican next week to hold a meeting with Pope Francis to discuss bilateral ties and means of boosting relations between the two States, the Petra news agency said Friday.

    Both parties will also discuss issues related to religious dialogue and regional development, added the state-run agency.

    The visit, which starts on Monday, will also be an opportunity to discuss the pope's upcoming visit to Jordan and the Holy Land - the pontiff's first visit to the kingdom.

    Abdullah will later travel to Austria for meetings with senior officials including president Hans Fischer to discuss regional development, the Syrian crisis and the stalled peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis. (ANSAmed).

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