King holds trilateral meeting with Iraqi, Palestinian presidents | Jordan News | Ammon News

King holds trilateral meeting with Iraqi, Palestinian presidents

[5/23/2019 7:09:54 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, Iraqi President Barham Salih, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held a trilateral meeting at Basman Palace on Thursday.

The meeting, attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, covered the deep-rooted Jordanian-Iraqi-Palestinian ties and the latest regional developments.

Discussions addressed the Palestinian cause and the importance of supporting the Palestinians in securing their legitimate rights and establishing their independent state on the 4 June 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital.

President Salih and President Abbas reaffirmed the importance of the Hashemite Custodianship of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, commending Jordan’s historical and religious role, led by King Abdullah, in safeguarding holy sites.

Moreover, the meeting covered the need for economic cooperation and integration, especially in water, energy, transport, culture, and exchange of medical expertise.

The importance of maintaining coordination in service of Arab causes and regional stability and security was also stressed.

His Majesty, President Salih, and President Abbas underscored the need to unify positions and bolster joint Arab action to overcome challenges and crises.

His Majesty hosted an iftar in honour of President Salih and President Abbas, attended by senior officials from the three countries.

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