King: It is imperative to reach a final status solution to the Palestinian issue

King: It is imperative to reach a final status solution to the Palestinian issue

In press remarks following the extensive talks which His Majesty King Abdullah II held on Wednesday, December 6, in Turkey where he held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the King emphasized that the Palestinian issue is the central issue in the region and that there is no alternative to the two-state solution. His Majesty stressed that Jerusalem is the key to any peace agreement and the key to stability for the entire region.

"I re-emphasized to the U.S. president yesterday our concerns on the decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Therefore, it is imperative now to work fast to reach a final status solution and a peace agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis. This must allow the Palestinians to establish their independent state, side by side with Israel and with its capital in East Jerusalem," His Majesty indicated.

The King warned that ignoring Palestinian Muslim and Christian rights in Jerusalem will only fuel further extremism and undermine the war against terrorism.

"We in Jordan, as the custodian of Islamic and Christian Holy Sites, we will persist in undertaking our religious and historical responsibilities towards Al-Aqsa Mosque and uphold our role in protecting Muslim and Christian holy places in Jerusalem," the King emphasized.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:21
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