Jordan seeks peace in Palestine

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He also stressed the need to preserve the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem, maintain calm, and stop unilateral action that undermines the two-state solution…reports Asian Lite News

King Abdullah II of Jordan reaffirmed the necessity to intensify efforts to achieve just and comprehensive peace between Israel and Palestine on the basis of the two-state solution during a meeting with visiting Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.

King Abdullah reiterated that achieving just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution is the key to bolstering regional cooperation, according to a statement by the Royal Hashemite Court.

He also stressed the need to preserve the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem, maintain calm, and stop unilateral action that undermines the two-state solution.

Earlier in the day, Lapid met with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi and talked about efforts to return to serious and effective negotiations based on the two-state solution. ■

Meanwhile, Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi has reaffirmed that there is no alternative to the two-state solution as the real political ground for achieving fair and comprehensive peace in the region.

In a meeting with  Sven Koopmans, the visiting European Union (EU) Special Representative for the Middle East Peace process, Safadi said Jordan would keep working to find such a political ground, the Jordanian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Jordanian Foreign Minister also briefed Koopmans about Jordan’s efforts to arrange peace negotiations and support the Palestinian economy, while acknowledging the EU’s role in the regard, the statement added.

  The Jordanian top diplomat said all illegitimate procedures that undermine the Israeli-Palestinian peace process should stop, including building settlements and seizing Palestinian lands, Xinhua news agency reported.

He also reiterated the importance of respecting Palestinian residents’ rights in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, as well as the legal status quo of Jerusalem and its holy sites.

For his part, the EU Special Representative praised Jordan’s role and efforts in pursuing regional peace and stability, reiterating the EU’s keenness to continue cooperation with Jordan to reinvigorate the peace process which has stalled since 2014.

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