King discusses with British foreign secretary Mideast peace

[05-07-2010 12:00 AM]

Ammon News - LONDON - His Majesty King Abdullah II discussed with the British Foreign Secretary William Hague in London on Monday, steps needed to achieve progress in efforts that aim at solving the Arab-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution and within a regional context that ensures the return of Arab rights and bring about security and peace in the whole region.

The King urged the international community to take effective steps to push peace efforts forward, adding the continuation of the current status quo will lead to more tension in the region and could spark a new cycle of violence.

During the meeting, attended by Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, His Majesty said peace will not prevail in the region unless a solution is found for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through ending the Israeli occupation and establishing an independent and viable Palestinian state on the Palestinian national soil.

The King arrived in London today on his way to the Untied States following a short visit to Kazakhstan where he held talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The talks focused on bilateral cooperation, means of further boosting them in various fields, the current situation in the Middle East as well as regional and international issues of common interest.

From London, His Majesty, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah will depart for the United States to take part in an economic forum in the State of Idaho and meet US and international economic leaders.

Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh also met with the British foreign secretary and discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and efforts to achieve peace in the region.

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