Jordan, French president discuss Gaza crisis, regional stability

(MENAFN) Today, Monday, King Abdullah II of Jordan and President Emmanuel macron of France convened in Paris to address the ongoing precarious situation in Gaza and the dire humanitarian conditions prevailing in the region. Meeting at the Elysee Palace, the two leaders underscored the urgent need for the international community to step up humanitarian assistance to Gaza and ensure its delivery through all available channels. Both leaders reiterated their commitment to facilitating the distribution of aid to alleviate the suffering of Gaza's inhabitants, as reported by a Jordanian news agency.

Emphasizing the imperative of an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the protection of civilians, King Abdullah and President Macron stressed the paramount importance of safeguarding the lives of innocent individuals amidst the escalating violence. Their discussions also delved into broader regional dynamics, with King Abdullah cautioning against the risk of regional conflict escalation, which poses a threat to global security. The leaders concurred that a two-state solution remains the sole pathway to achieving a just and comprehensive peace in the region.

Moreover, the meeting addressed efforts aimed at bolstering stability in Lebanon, with both leaders expressing support for initiatives aimed at preserving the country's security and well-being. King Abdullah commended France's steadfast backing of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which plays a pivotal role in delivering essential services to millions of Palestinians residing in Gaza.

Touching upon developments in the West Bank, King Abdullah raised concerns regarding the hostile actions perpetrated by extremist settlers against Palestinian communities. He highlighted the unilateral measures targeting the historical and legal status of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, warning against their destabilizing impact on the region.

In addition to discussions on regional affairs, King Abdullah and President Macron affirmed their mutual commitment to strengthening bilateral relations between Jordan and France. Both leaders expressed a keen interest in expanding cooperation across various domains to foster shared prosperity and mutual understanding. The presence of Queen Rania Al Abdullah and French First Lady Brigitte Macron underscored the significance of the meeting in furthering diplomatic ties and addressing pressing regional challenges. 



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