AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held talks Monday on the latest developments of the Palestinian cause and current efforts to push the peace process forward.
During the meeting, held at the Husainiah Palace, both leaders underscored the importance of sustaining coordination and consultation on developments related to the Palestinian issue and Jerusalem, as the King expressed Jordan’s full support to the Palestinian people in defending their legitimate rights to freedom and establishing their independent state.
King Abdullah also said Jordan would exert further efforts in coordination with concerned parties to revive the Mideast peace process and to kick off Palestinian-Israeli negotiations based on the two-state solution, the Arab Peace Initiative and the international legitimacy resolutions conducive to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as it capital.
A lasting and comprehensive peace is the only way to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and realize security in the region, said the King.
King Abdullah reiterated Jordan’s rejection of Israel’s unilateral measures and recurrent violations of Jerusalem’s holy sites, emphasizing the Kingdom will continue its historic role in protecting shrines of the holy city under the Hashemite custodianship.
In turn, President Abbas lauded Jordan’s efforts in supporting the Palestinian people and their just cause and safeguarding Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.
Prime Minister, Royal Court Chief, Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs and senior officials from both sides attended the meeting.