Jordan king to receive international peace award

Jordan's King Abdullah is to receive the Peace of Westphalia Prize during a Saturday (October 8th) ceremony in Germany, in recognition of his endeavours for peace and international security and stability, the Jordan Times reported Friday.

The presentation will come during a working visit to Germany which began Friday, during which Abdullah will meet with German President Joachim Gauck, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior officials.

The king's talks will focus on enhancing Jordanian-German friendship and co-operation, as well as addressing the latest regional and international developments, according to a Royal Court statement released Thursday.

Abdullah will receive the prize during a Saturday ceremony in Münster City.

The prize, launched in 1998, has been awarded to European and international political leaders and senior figures and is named in honour of the Peace of Westphalia treaties. The treaties, signed and sealed on October 24, 1648, ended a battle for political and religious supremacy in Central Europe, which had lasted for 30 years and resulted in widespread suffering.

The Peace of Westphalia imposed international law and was the first time in European history that a war had been ended via diplomatic channels at the negotiation table.

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