September 17, 2014 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Azerbaijan President Visits Jordan

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The President of Azerbaijan made a state visit to Jordan this week. His two day stay ended Tuesday.

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President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Meribhan Aliyeva were welcomed by King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. A welcoming ceremony took place at the royal palace, where the King and the President observed the Bedouin guards of honor. After that, the leaders and their glamorous wives went inside for talks.

President Aliyev was invited by King Abdullah to the Hashemite Kingdom to discuss not only bilateral ties, but the Mideast peace process. The two men encouraged intensified efforts to launch the peace talks. Both Abdullah and Aliyev believe that the conflict should be solved by creating a state for the Palestinians.

After talks concluded, the King and Queen Rania held a dinner banquet in honor of their Azeri guests.