I knew there had to be something more behind this visit than an agreement over prisoners and borders. So thanks to Norman for pointing it out.
Jordan’s King Abdullah made a surprise visit to Damascus, his first in four years. And it comes just days before Arab leaders meet in Egypt to talk peace ahead of the Annapolis talks in the US.
This is definitely positive. Either Jordan and Syria are trying to forge a unified view between the two sides in the Arab world (i.e. the Syria-Hizbollah-Hamas axis versus the Saudi-US-Fatah-Israel-Jordan-Egypt axis) … or Jordan is carrying some kind of message from the US begging them to attend the US peace talks.
Either way, it’s good news.
Interesting to note that neither Jordan or Syria mentioned the peace talks following the surprise meeting, it was all about prisoners and border. Apparently.