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Jordan king meets Libya's Al-Sarraj

Jordan's king Abdullah II arrives at the official ceremony for the state opening of the of Jordan Parliament on 14 October 2018 in Amman, Jordan. [Jordan Pix/Getty Images]

Jordan's King Abdullah II on Saturday received the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj.

According to Jordanian media, the Jordanian King and Al-Sarraj discussed the political situation in Libya where the King affirmed his country's support for efforts aimed at reaching a political solution that guarantees security and stability.

The Jordanian Royal Court said in a statement that Al-Sarraj said his country will pay back debts estimated at nearly $220 million owed to Jordanian hospitals for treating Libyan citizens injured during the revolution against the late president Muammar Gaddafi.

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The two leaders agreed to make efforts to benefit from cooperation opportunities in the fields of investment, trade exchange, medical tourism, higher education and security coordination.

Meanwhile, official Jordanian sources told Arabi21 news site that retired Libyan brigade Khalifa Haftar is currently in Amman without disclosing details of his visit.

Haftar and his Libyan National Army stands in opposition to the government in Libya's western city of Tripoli, the Government of National Accord, which is officially recognised and backed by the United Nations.

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