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King, Macron discuss developments in Gaza, renew call to increase aid flow

By JT - Jun 25,2024 - Last updated at Jun 25,2024

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania are received by France President Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron at the Élysée Palace in Paris (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

  • Two leaders reaffirm need for immediate ceasefire in Gaza, protection of civilians
  • His Majesty warns of continued targeting of relief institutions in Gaza, commends France’s support for UNRWA

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah and France President Emmanuel Macron, on Monday in Paris, discussed the ongoing dangerous developments in Gaza and the catastrophic humanitarian situation.

During a meeting at the Élysée Palace, the two leaders renewed the call on the international community to increase humanitarian aid flow to Gaza through all possible means, stressing their commitment to continue providing aid to the Strip, according to a Royal Court statement.

His Majesty and President Macron reaffirmed the need for an immediate ceasefire, and the protection of civilians.

The meeting, attended by Her Majesty Queen Rania and Brigitte Macron, covered regional developments, with the King warning against a spillover of the conflict, which would threaten international security, and stressing that the two-state solution is the only way towards just and comprehensive peace, the statement said.

His Majesty and President Macron also stressed the importance of supporting Lebanon’s stability and security.

Meanwhile, the King warned of the continued targeting of relief institutions in Gaza, commending France’s support for UNRWA, which has a pivotal role in providing vital services to nearly 2 million Palestinians in the Strip, according to the statement.

Turning to developments in the West Bank, His Majesty warned against extremist Israeli settler violence against the Palestinians, as well as unilateral measures in violation of the historical and legal status quo at Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites.

The two leaders discussed relations between Jordan and France, expressing keenness on enhancing cooperation in all fields.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, and Jordan’s Ambassador to France Lina Al Hadid attended the meeting.

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