October 19, 1987 |
Prime Minister Zaid Rifai left for Fez on Sunday to hand King Hassan II of Morocco an invitation to next month's Arab summit in Amman.
December 18, 1986 |
The Jordanian government is bringing back a law requiring motorists to wear seat belts just a year after scrapping it, the Jordan Times said Wednesday. Seat-belt legislation was first imposed in 1984 and then canceled without explanation last year by Prime Minister Zaid Rifai. Jordan has a high rate of traffic accidents, with 524 people killed and more than 9,000 hurt last year in 16,708 crashes.
September 15, 1986 |
Egyptian Foreign Minister Esmat Abdel Meguid has briefed Jordan on the summit meeting between President Hosni Mubarak and Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, the newspaper Al Ahram said Sunday. Meguid telephoned Jordan's prime minister, Zaid Rifai, to discuss the two-day summit that ended Friday in Alexandria, Egypt, it said. Details of the call were not disclosed.
November 12, 1985 |
Jordan's Prime Minister Zaid Rifai, saying the path was clear for a restoration of relations with Syria, held talks in Damascus today to pave the way for a summit between King Hussein of Jordan and Syrian President Hafez Assad. State-run Damascus radio said Rifai held a two-hour meeting with his Syrian counterpart Abdel-Raouf Kasm on ways to end years of open hostility between the Arab neighbors, both of which border on Israel.
February 5, 1988 |
Jordan agreed on Thursday to equip its air force with the French-built Mirage 2000 warplane in preference to the West European Tornado and the Soviet MIG-29, French officials said. The officials said French Premier Jacques Chirac and Jordanian Prime Minister Zaid Rifai signed a memorandum of understanding on the purchase of 20 Mirage 2000s and the modernization of 15 Mirage F-1s.
December 30, 1985 |
Syrian President Hafez Assad opened talks today with Jordan's King Hussein, crowning Saudi Arabia's efforts to end a 6-year-old rift between the two nations, Damascus radio said. The two leaders, accompanied by Syrian Prime Minister Abdel-Raouf Kasm and his Jordanian counterpart, Zaid Rifai, began their discussions on Middle East developments at the Guest Palace in Damascus, the Syrian capital.