King meets religious Jerusalemite figures | Jordan News | Ammon News

King meets religious Jerusalemite figures

[6/18/2017 8:03:33 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday affirmed that Jordan will continue to exert relentless efforts to support the steadfastness of Jerusalemites and bring about peace that guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

During a meeting with representatives of Jerusalem Awqaf and churches and dignitaries from the holy city, King Abdullah emphasized that safeguarding Islamic and Christian holy places in Jerusalem will always remain Jordanian a priority for which all resources will made available.

Stemming from the Hashemite Custodianship of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, His Majesty said, Jordan will continue to work in cooperation with the international community and at all forums to protect the holy city's shrines.

King Abdullah stressed the need to maintain the legal and historical status in Jerusalem, reiterating the Kingdom's rejection of all unilateral measures aimed at altering the identity of the city and its holy sites.

The King emphasized that peace is a strategic Arab choice reaffirmed by the Amman Summit, based on the Arab Peace Initiative, which His Majesty said, offers the most comprehensive framework for achieving a lasting peace that guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on pre-1967 borders.

He called for creating real political prospects for progress towards resolving the conflict by launching serious and effective peace talks to realize the two-state solution, which is the only way to achieve peace.

King Abdullah said that the Kingdom appreciates the U.S. president's commitment to working towards bringing about peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis. In this context, King Abdullah stressed that Jordan will do whatever it can to support President trump's efforts to achieve a lasting Palestinian-Israeli peace.

His Majesty noted that President Trump's recent decision not to relocate his country's embassy to Jerusalem indicates that he is serious and committed to reaching a peace agreement that would end the conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis.

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