AQABA, Jordan, King Abdullah of Jordan, accompanied by Crown Prince, Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, held separate meetings on Saturday, with Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono, and Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law of Singapore, K. Shanmugam.

The discussions held, on the sidelines of the Aqaba Meetings, which are hosted by Jordan, for a new round to enhance global coordination and efforts, in countering terrorism and violent extremism, covered bilateral ties and means to fight terrorism, within a holistic approach, as well as, a number of regional issues.

The current round of the Aqaba Meetings, co-chaired by Jordan and Japan, focuses on means to counter the global threat of terrorism, address security challenges in Southeast Asia, and build on the outcome of previous meetings.

Held in Jordan's Red Sea port city, the meetings are part of a series of international meetings, launched by King Abdullah in 2015, to bolster security and military cooperation, coordination and exchange of expertise, among regional and international partners, to counter terrorism and its threat to global peace and security, within a holistic approach.

Senior security and political officials from Southeast Asian countries, international partners, and representatives of the United Nations, the European Union, and NATO, are participating in the latest round of meetings.

Source: NAM News Network