King Abdullah receives Kushner, Greenblatt


Published: 2018-06-20 12:54

Last Updated: 2018-06-20 14:20

Jared Kushner and King Abdullah on July 13, 2017. (file photo)
Jared Kushner and King Abdullah on July 13, 2017. (file photo)
Roya News Source

His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday received Senior Adviser to the US President, Jared Kushner, White House Peace Envoy, Jason Greenblatt, and their accompanying delegation to discuss the humanitarian situation in Gaza and US efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi and Royal Adviser, Manar Dabbas, also attended the meeting, which was held at Al Husseiniya Palace.

Discussions covered the strategic partnership and bilateral ties between the two countries, cooperation in various fields, as well as the latest regional and international developments.

King Abdullah expressed his appreciation for the continuous support the US has offered Jordan to help overcome the difficulties emerging from regional crises, the Jordan Times reported.

He also stressed the urgent need to reach a just and comprehensive peace plan based on the two-state solution that enables Palestinians to establish an independent state on the 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Palestinian officials have refused to meet with their US counterparts since Trump decided to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December last year and relocated the US Embassy.

Meanwhile, the US administration is seeking to convince moderate Arab allies to put pressure on the Palestinians to negotiate on the basis of the US peace proposal. Pressure to which Jordan has not yielded.

The meeting came a day after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, made a trip to Amman, after months of strained ties.

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