(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency)
The Hague, Nov 5 (Petra) –– His Majesty King Abdullah II and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Roth discussed in the Hague on Monday the Jordanian-Dutch relations of friendship, and ways of further cementing cooperation in various fields.
The King and Roth met on the sidelines of the 'Aqaba Meetings' held in the Netherlands to follow up on and coordinate global efforts in the war on terrorism. The King thanked the Netherlands for hosting the meetings.
The discussion underlined the need to build on agreements signed by the two countries during a visit by His Majesty the King to the Netherlands in March to expand cooperation in many sectors and benefit from Dutch expertise in the field of agriculture.
His Majesty and the Dutch Prime Minister reviewed the situation in the Middle East, foremost of which is the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. His Majesty stressed the need to reach a just and lasting peace on the basis of the two-state solution, leading to setting up an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, stressing that the Netherlands and the European Union have a key role to push forward the peace process.
King Abdullah also spoke about developments related to the Syrian crisis, stressing the importance of reaching a political solution that preserves Syria's territorial integrity and the unity of its people.
The meeting was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the King's Advisor and the Director of His Majesty's Office.