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Jordan’s King Abdullah meets Kushner in Amman

Jordanian King Abdullah II

King Abdullah II of Jordan has met with Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and senior aide of US President Donald Trump, in Amman, Thenewkhalij.org reported on Tuesday. The two apparently discussed the situation in Gaza and the US peace plan known as the “Deal of the Century”.

No further details were revealed about the meeting, which was part of Kushner’s itinerary for his current visit to the region, during which he is being accompanied by the US Envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt. The US officials are also planning to visit Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

However, it is believed that the Jordanian monarch stressed to Kushner the importance of reaching peace on the basis of the two-state solution. King Abdullah also reiterated the need to end the stalemate in the peace process. He suggested that “serious” and “active” talks should be launched between the Palestinians and the Israelis based on the two-state solution and the Arab Peace Initiative.

According to the Royal Palace in Amman, the King called for the issue of Jerusalem to be part of the final-status discussions. This was actually a stipulation of the Oslo Accords, along with the Palestinians refugees’ right to return and borders.

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