Lunch with King of Jordan

Earlier today leaders of the UK Jewish community held a meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Hosted by Mick Davis, Chairman of the Trustees of the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA), the lunch meeting came following recent constructive discussions and ongoing engagement between the Jordanian Government and Mick Davis.  Attendees at the lunch included the President and Senior Vice-President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Discussions centred on the benefits of investing in peace, specifically addressing how the region would benefit from co-operation around skills, economic development and greater social entrepreneurship.  His Majesty reaffirmed Jordan’s commitment to facilitating dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians.   The discussion also looked at the impact UK Jewry can make through fostering inter-faith dialogue and understanding.

Mick Davis commented:

It was an honour and a privilege to have hosted this unique occasion which will now form the basis of an on-going relationship between His Majesty and our community. We were all hugely impressed with the time and commitment His Majesty continues to devote to furthering peace in the Middle East.

His Majesty The King was accompanied by Jordan’s Foreign Minister Mr Nasser Judeh and a number of senior officials.