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King discusses Mideast peace push with senior adviser to US president

His Majesty reaffirms Jordanian stance in support of two-state solution

By JT - May 30,2019 - Last updated at May 30,2019

His Majesty King Abdullah meets with Senior Adviser to the US President Jared Kushner at Al Husseiniya Palace on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah received on Wednesday at Al Husseiniya Palace Senior Adviser to the US President Jared Kushner, who is visiting Jordan as part of a regional tour.

The meeting covered the latest regional developments, especially efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, a Royal Court statement said.

King Abdullah stressed the need to step up all efforts to achieve a comprehensive and lasting peace on the basis of the two-state solution, guaranteeing the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the June 4,1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side with Israel in peace and security, in accordance with international law and relevant UN resolutions.

Kushner, Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt and US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook are on a regional tour that also includes stops in Rabat and occupied Jerusalem, according to a White House official.

Kushner and Greenblatt are part of a US team tasked with drafting a proposal for resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Adviser to His Majesty for Communication and Coordination Bisher Al Khasawneh, Jordan’s Ambassador to the US, Dina Kawar, Greenblatt, and the accompanying delegation attended the meeting, according to the statement.

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