Pakistan expresses solidarity with Jordan after coup attempt

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday expressing solidarity with the Kingdom of Jordon said it stood in solidarity with the Kingdom, led by King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussain.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said in a statement said, “Pakistan is following the situation in Jordan. We stand in solidarity with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, led by His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein,” he added.

“Pakistan fully supports the right of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon to preserve its security, stability and sovereignty,” the spokesperson said.

Prince Hamzeh bin Hussein, the eldest son of the late King Hussein was purportedly advised to stay at his Amman palace following what officials said was a complex plot to unseat his older half-brother, King Abdullah II.

On Sunday, Jordan announced that it had foiled a plot to “destabilize” the Kingdom, a plot that involved the King’s half-brother Hamzah bin Hussein – a former crown prince who was stripped of his title by the monarch in 2004.

Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi stated that the former royal family member and 16 others had worked with foreign parties to “undermine the security” of Jordan.