Jordan king reiterates two-state solution as sole way to resolve Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-20 04:02:05|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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AMMAN, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- King Abdullah II of Jordan met on Saturday with a U.S. delegation, stressing the need to reach just, lasting and comprehensive peace on the basis of the two-state solution to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

The meeting with the delegation, headed by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, also covered the cooperation and strategic partnership between Jordan and the United States, as well as regional developments, according to a statement by the Royal Court.

Discussing regional issues, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause, the king stressed the two-state solution will guarantee the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

About the Syrian crisis, the king urged a political solution that safeguards Syria's territorial integrity and the unity of its people, while guaranteeing the safe and voluntary return of refugees.

The meeting also covered regional and international efforts to counter terrorism within a comprehensive approach.

For their part, the U.S. lawmakers commended Jordan's efforts in pursuit of peace and stability in the region.