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King, Abbas discuss ways to push forward peace process

By JT - Jun 16,2016 - Last updated at Jun 16,2016

His Majesty King Abdullah holds a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, in Amman on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday discussed efforts to revive the Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations and developments in the region with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, according to a Royal Court statement. 

At the meeting held at Al Husseiniya Palace and attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, His Majesty highlighted the importance of supporting efforts to relaunch peace negotiations towards implementing the two-state solution, stressing Jordan’s role in protecting Jerusalem’s holy sites.

For his part, Abbas commended the King’s efforts and Jordan’s historical role in supporting Palestine, its people and cause, the statement said, underlining the Hashemite custodianship over holy shrines in Jerusalem. 

The two leaders stressed the importance of continuous coordination in international arenas to serve the cause and achieve peace. They reviewed the latest developments in the region and ways to deal with ensuing challenges.

His Majesty held an iftar banquet in honour of Abbas and the accompanying delegation, also attended by senior officials from both sides. 


Also present at meeting were Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, King’s Adviser on National Security Affairs and General Intelligence Department Director Gen. Faisal Shobaki, King’s Office Director Jafar Hassan and National Policies Council Rapporteur Abdullah Wreikat. 

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