German FM urges to address Palestinian-Israeli conflict when visiting Jordan

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-25 02:58:00|Editor: yan
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AMMAN, April 24 (Xinhua) -- German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday called for intensified efforts to address the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

He made the remarks at a press conference along with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Amman, where he said that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the core of conflicts in the Middle East region.

"We agree with King Abdullah that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict might lead to other conflicts," said Gabriel, stressing on the key role for the U.S. and Arab partners in this regard.

The German minister also stressed the need for the establishment of a Palestinian state, calling for ceasing any unilateral measure. He also said there was a dire need for addressing the current situation in Jerusalem and supporting the Palestinian economy.

On Syria, Gabriel underlined the need for a ceasefire in Syria that should be followed by a political process and peaceful negotiations.

He said that Russia and other key players need to place pressure on the Syrian government to reach a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

For his part, Jordanian Foreign Minister Safadi said resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution is key to addressing regional conflicts.

He said the stalemate in the peace process over the past years is unacceptable and it leads to despair that can be exploited by the terrorist organization.

Referring to the Arab Summit held last month, which he said delivered a message of peace to the whole world, Safadi said Arab nations reiterated commitment to the Arab peace initiative, which is the most comprehensive solution to resolve the conflict.

Safadi also called for a political solution to address the situation in Syria.

Also Monday, Prime Minister Hani Mulki met with the visiting German official and discussed ties between the two countries as well as regional developments.