King Abdullah: Jordan would continue protecting sanctities in the holy city

King Abdullah: Jordan would continue protecting sanctities in the holy city

Petra.gov.jo

His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday, August 7, voiced Jordan's full support of the Palestinian people and their strive to establish an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

During talks with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, in Ramallah, King Abdullah also emphasized the importance of preserving historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and not to violate it since it would have a negative consequences on the region.

The two leaders had a one-on-one meeting followed by expanded talks attended by senior officials from both sides. The King stressed the importance of sustaining consultation and coordination and harmonizing positions between Jordan and the Palestinian people to revive the peace process towards finding a just solution to the Palestinian cause.

Talks also touched on the importance of working with the U.S. administration in order to push forward the peace process and re-launching serious and effective negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis based on the two-state solution.

"Intensified efforts are needed to produce tangible progress in the coming period", said the King.

The King also said that based on the Hashemite custodianship of Jerusalem's Islamic and Christian holy sites, Jordan would continue protecting sanctities in the holy city through work with international community.

At a working luncheon, both leaders lauded the level of consultation and coordination between the two sides.

Further, the Palestinian President expressed appreciation for the efforts Jordan exerts to uphold the rights of the Palestinian people and their just cause in various international forums.

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:17
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