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Turkish president receives Jordanian king in Ankara

TURKISH PRESIDENT RECEIVES JORDANIAN KING IN ANKARA

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan welcomed Jordan's King Abdullah II on Wednesday at an official reception ceremony in the capital Ankara.

Abdullah II arrived in the capital late Wednesday afternoon for an official visit, following an invitation by Erdoğan.

The first ladies, Turkey's Emine Erdoğan and Jordan's Queen Rania, accompanied the leaders at the ceremony.

The two leaders will hold talks on bilateral relations and regional development, according to a statement released by the Jordanian Royal Court.

They will hold a joint news conference following one-on-one and inter-delegational meetings.

The visit comes after Erdoğan visited the kingdom in August.

Jordan and Turkey are commemorating 70 years of diplomatic relations.

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