Qatari emir visits Jordan and North Africa, hosts senior Moroccans
Issue 1098 - 05 Mar 2020
Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani went on a three-country tour from 22-25 February, calling in on King Abdullah II of Jordan and two North African presidents elected in recent months, Kaïs Saïed of Tunisia and Abdelmadjid Tebboune of Algeria. The visit to Amman helped to cement the improving relations, which had been undermined when Jordan initially sided with Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the boycott of Qatar in June 2017; steadily warming ties since have included the creation of 10,000 jobs for Jordanians announced in August 2018 and an exchange of ambassadors last year.
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