Israeli and Jordanian Leaders Discuss Improving Ties and Palestine

Israel Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Jordan King Abdullah II on Wednesday discussed a two-state solution with the Palestinians.

For the first time as Israeli premier, Lapid met Abdullah II at the Royal Palace in Amman.

The Royal Hashemite Court in a statement said that King Abdullah highlighted the need to create a “political horizon to reach just, comprehensive, and lasting peace, on the basis of the two-state solution and to bolster regional security, stability, and development, which must include the Palestinians.”

During the meeting, Abdullah II called for maintaining calm in the upcoming period, and respecting the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian holy sites.

Lapid and Abdullah II also discussed the results of US President Joe Biden’s recent visit to the Middle East region.

Lapid and King Abdullah also discussed the importance of their personal ties and mutual esteem as an important element in maintaining regional stability and presenting tangible achievements to the two peoples and to the entire region.

“The leaders discussed expediting various bilateral projects: advancing the Jordan Gateway Industrial Park, building facilities for solar energy in Jordan and for desalination in Israel, joint tourism in the Gulf of Eilat-Aqaba, food security, agriculture and transportation links. The Prime Minister and the King also instructed their teams to progress quickly on major projects,” Lapid’s office said in a statement

At the end of their meeting, Lapid and Abdullah II agreed to continue deepening the ties and dialogue between their countries on various issues.

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