Jordan urges serious, effective talks to solve Palestinian issue

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-01 01:06:19|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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AMMAN, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- King Abdullah II of Jordan said on Thursday that the lack of a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue will subject the Middle East to more tension, extremism and violence, state-run Petra news agency reported.

The king made the remarks at a meeting with visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May, where he called for exerting more efforts to relaunch serious and effective negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis.

Such talks, he said, should be based on the two-state solution and the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, which offers Israel normal ties with the Arabs in return for its withdrawal from territories it occupied in 1967 and the creation of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as the capital.

On terrorism, the Jordanian king also called for a comprehensive strategy and enhanced coordination and cooperation among all regional and international players to face the threat against global peace and order.

On Syria, he underlined the need for reaching a political solution to the crisis in the country.

For her part, May commended Jordan's efforts in attaining the Middle East peace and regional stability and security.

At a meeting with her Jordanian counterpart Hani Mulki, the British prime minister stressed the need for increased support to Jordan.

"We are here to stress our continued support for Jordan to remain beacon of hope in the Middle East," May said at the meeting.

Discussions between the two sides also covered the way to aid Jordan in coping with the massive influx of Syrian refugees.