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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques attends a military parade during his official visit to Jordan/SPA

Amman, The Dead Sea- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud concluded on Tuesday his official visit to Jordan by attending along with Jordanian King Abdullah II a military parade held in honor of his visit at Al-Raya Square in Amman.

In a Saudi-Jordanian joint statement, the two sides expressed their sincere desire to unite the Arab and Islamic world, and their efforts to work towards strengthening the brotherly ties between the Arab and Islamic countries and to enhance communication among them in various fields and at all levels.

On Tuesday, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques was decorated by King Abdullah II with Al-Sherif Al-Hussein bin Ali Necklace, the highest medal in Jordan being awarded to kings and presidents.

In their joint statement, the two sides also expressed their desire to enhance the existing cooperation between them in the political, security, military, investment, cultural, agricultural, labor, transport, housing and energy fields.

The Saudi King arrived in Amman on Monday upon the invitation of King Abdullah II.

During their meetings, the two sides discussed the current situation in the Arab world, especially the Palestinian issue and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

They also expressed their deep concern at the growing threat of extremism, terrorism and violence in the region, and the importance of finding a political solution to end the tragedy of the Syrian people and preserve the unity of Syria.

Saudi Arabia and Jordan also wished success to the Arab Summit.

On Wednesday, a historic Arab Summit is expected to kick off in The Dead Sea with hopes to revive the Arab solidarity and political momentum, witnessed in the participation of all Arab leaders at the summit.

The hosting country, Jordan, seeks to soften the Arab atmosphere by providing the suitable setting to the summit that could witness a series of Arab reconciliations and meetings.

The final statement that Arab leaders already agreed on includes 17 items, on top of which stand the Palestinian cause and the crisis in Syria.

The summit is held in the presence of 16 Arab kings, princes and presidents, while five other nations will be represented at the highest political levels. The only absent country is Syria, whose Arab League membership was suspended in 2011. However the Syrian flag and seat will be reserved during the summit meeting.