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President Abbas discusses developments with visiting Jordan’s Foreign Minister

RAMALLAH, President Mahmoud Abbas received today the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi, who is on an official visit to Palestine, and discussed with him a couple of issues and the political developments on the ground.

Speaking at a press conference with Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad al-Maliki said today’s meeting with the Jordanian foreign minister was a continuation of talks between the leaderships of Palestine and Jordan aimed at meeting the challenges facing the Palestinian cause in the upcoming period.

In the meantime, Safadi said his visit comes as part of the efforts to create a real political horizon that leads to a comprehensive and just peace on the basis of the two-state solution, which embodies the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital on the borders of 1967.

“The current status quo cannot continue. There is no way for things to remain in the stalemate they are now. A real international movement is required to take us towards active engagement in the pursuit of a solution to the Palestinian issue, which has been the central priority for Jordan,” said the Jordanian foreign minister.

Safadi said today’s meeting discussed the importance of ensuring the economic support necessary for the Palestinian Authority to continue to serve the Palestinian people, the need to keep the current state of quiet in Palestine, and the importance of creating a real political horizon that leads to a comprehensive and just peace on the basis of the two-state solution.

On support to UNRWA, Safadi said that Jordan, in cooperation with the Kingdom of Sweden, had organized an international conference to mobilize support for the Agency to be able to continue to provide its services to the Palestinian refugees in accordance with its UN mandate.

On the issue of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, he said: “This is a fundamental issue for Jordan. From a legal point of view, we have submitted all our papers and documents proving the right of Sheikh Jarrah’s residents to their homes. And from a political point of view, the Kingdom is doing everything it can to prevent the displacement of the people of Sheikh Jarrah from their homes.”

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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