Jordan King attends International Charlemagne Prize ceremony

GMT 00:06 2015 Friday ,15 May

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Jordanian King Abdullah II
Amman - MENA

Jordanian King Abdullah II attended the International Charlemagne Prize ceremony in Germany Thursday to honor EU parliament president Martin Schulz.

The prize considered as the highest of its kind in public service sphere in Germany.

The King delivered a speech during the ceremony which was attended by a number of leaders, European and international figures, where he voiced appreciations for Schulz during his tenure as EU parliament president.

"I do not need to tell you the profound interests that are shared between Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. What happens in one of our regions can, and often does, directly impact what happens in the other. People, goods and ideas flow between us, like any neighbourhood. But, also like any neighbourhood, we face common dangers", the monarch said.

"Isolation is not the answer. Walls are not the answer. Suspicion of the other is not the answer. As Europe has shown, as Martin Schulz has affirmed, peace and prosperity are secured only by co-existence, in a partnership of mutual strengths, based on mutual respect", he reiterated.

" Terrorists respect no borders. Our defence must be equally international and focused. In this, the EU plays a central role. President Schulz has called for a global partnership against terrorism. I know that in the days ahead our cooperation, in all areas, will continue to grow", the king underscored.


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