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King meets UN secretary general

By JT - Sep 16,2021 - Last updated at Sep 16,2021

His Majesty King Abdullah meets with United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in New York on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah met with United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, in New York on Tuesday, and commended his role in supporting efforts towards regional and international peace and stability.

King Abdullah stressed the important role of the UN and the international community in pushing the peace process forward, and relaunching negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis to reach just and comprehensive peace, on the basis of the two-state solution, leading to the establishment of an independent, sovereign, and viable Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, according to a Royal Court statement.

His Majesty urged the international community to shoulder its responsibilities towards refugees and their host countries, especially the Palestinian refugees, to alleviate the economic burdens on them, and enable host countries to sustain the delivery of basic services, stressing the need to maintaining support for UNRWA.

Discussions at the meeting also covered efforts to reach political solutions to regional crises, as well as regional and international efforts to fight terrorism within a holistic approach.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, and Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Mahmoud Hmoud attended the meeting.

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