Jerusalem, 29 January 1999

Pm Netanyahu Congratulates Crown Prince Abdullah

(Communicated by Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Miniser Benjamin Netanyahu today (Friday) 29.1.99, telephoned Jordanian Crown Prince Abdullah to congratulate him on his appointment as Crown Prince of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The prime minister told Prince Abdullah that the State of Israel considers peace with Jordan as a vital national interest.

The crown prince stated that he will continue the policies of King Hussein to maintain the peace and continue good relations with Israel.

Prime Minister Netanyahu wished King Hussein well and a quick recovery.