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Saturday, 08 May 2021 05:19 GMT

King, Sisi discuss Palestine following US embassy move


(MENAFN - Jordan Times) AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday discussed with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi the developments in the Palestinian issue and economic cooperation, a Royal Court statement said.

During expanded talks held in Cairo, the two leaders expressed satisfaction over the level of Jordanian-Egyptian ties and keenness on boosting them in various fields.

King Abdullah and President Sisi stressed eagerness to bolster economic, trade and investment cooperation, especially after signing a memorandum of understanding to establish a coordination council for investment cooperation between the two countries.

They highlighted the importance of sustaining coordination over various issues of mutual interest and regional developments.

The talks shed light on the Palestinian cause after the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem and Israeli violence against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Both leaders underscored the need to support Palestinians in their endeavors to achieve their national and legitimate right to establish an independent state withinthe pre-1967 line, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

In this regard, His Majesty said that the protection of the Palestinian people and assisting them to regain their rights must be the top priority issue on the international community's agenda.

The King voiced Jordan's condemnation and rejection of the Israeli escalation and violence against Gaza.

The leaders stressed that the absence of hope for a just and comprehensive solution for the Palestinian issue would lead to further instability in the region and that Jerusalem's issue has to be settled as part of the final status phase on the basis of the two-state solution.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Hani Mulki Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, General Intelligence Department Director Maj. Gen. Adnan Jundi, Adviser to His Majesty , Director of the Office of His Majesty Manar Dabbas and Jordan's Ambassador to Egypt Ali Ayed, along with senior Egyptian officials.

The Egyptian President hosted an Iftar banquet in honour of His Majesty and the accompanying delegation.

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