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King meets US Secretary of State

[9/24/2018 6:14:34 AM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Discussions covered the strategic partnership between Jordan and the United States, as well as a number of regional and international issues.

The meeting covered developments in the peace process, with King Abdullah stressing the importance of relaunching Palestinian-Israeli negotiations based on the two-state solution, leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its border, living side by side with Israel in peace and security.

Discussions also addressed the crisis facing UNRWA. His Majesty affirmed the need for the international community to shoulder its responsibilities by providing the necessary support to sustain the UN agency’s educational, health, and relief services to over 5 million Palestinians registered with the UN as refugees.

Moreover, the meeting tackled the Syrian crisis and the importance of supporting efforts to reach a political solution that maintains Syria’s unity, in addition to regional and international efforts to fight terrorism within a holistic approach.

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Adviser to His Majesty and Director of the Office of His Majesty Manar Dabbas, and Jordan’s Ambassador in Washington, DC, Dina Kawar attended the meeting.

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