Key Jordan-Gulf personalities

Issue 1036 - 12 May 2017 | 1 minute read

King Abdullah Bin Hussein’s special envoy to Saudi Arabia Bassem Awadallah is a powerful figure in Jordanian circles and the main conduit to Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS). A former head of the royal court, Awadallah is also a controversial figure in Jordan. His Palestinian background is a sensitive point for East Bank Jordanians, while his strong free-market economic views do not always find favour.

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