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Safadi discusses with Turkish, Indonesian peers pro-Jerusalem push

By JT - Jan 10,2018 - Last updated at Jan 10,2018

Palestinian boy holds a placard as people gather to stage a protest against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in east of Shuja'iyya district in Gaza City, Gaza, on Monday (Anadolu Agency photo)

AMMAN — Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavusoglu on Wednesday highlighted the importance of continued coordination and consultation on means to address the repercussions of the US decision recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 

During a telephone call made by Safadi, both ministers agreed that ending the Israeli occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital within the pre-1967 lines is a catalyst for regional security and stability, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

Safadi acquainted Çavusoglu with the outcomes of the meeting Amman hosted Saturday of the Arab League’s ministerial working group to discuss means to counter the US decision. 

They also agreed to unify efforts aimed at urging world countries to recognise the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital within the pre-1967 lines.

Safadi and Çavusoglu, whose country heads the current session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, also went over regional issues and Jordanian-Turkish relations.

Both ministers voiced satisfaction over the continuous development in bilateral ties at all levels, referring to the important outcomes of the summit meeting between His Majesty King Abdullah and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara last month.

Also on Wednesday, Safadi discussed the Jerusalem issues with Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and briefed her on the outcomes of the Arab ministerial team’s meeting.

The two officials underscored the importance of joint action to ensure that the two-state solution is implemented, leading to the emergence of the independent Palestinian state.

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