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Jordan rejects any change to status quo of Jerusalem

March 21, 2019 at 10:59 am

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi said yesterday that his country “rejects any change in the status quo of Jerusalem,” Anadolu reported.

He made his remarks after a meeting with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto held in Amman that concluded the latter’s visit to the country.

Al-Safadi said that the discussions with Szijjarto related to the regional developments, mainly the issues related to the Palestinian cause.

He said that he told Szijjarto that the two-state solution is the best solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, noting that the Palestinian state would have East Jerusalem as its capital.

The minister reiterated the position of the Hashemite Kingdom which rejects any change to the status quo in Jerusalem.

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Al-Safadi said that he discussed the Syria issue with Szijjarto and said they stressed the importance of a political solution for the crisis.

They also discussed mutual cooperation against terrorism through the international coalition led by the US.

Meanwhile, Szijjarto said that his country’s embassy to Israel is located in Tel Aviv and there are no plans to relocate it to Jerusalem.

Hungary on Tuesday opened a foreign trade representation office in Jerusalem.

In a statement, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry described the move as an “aggression against all Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims around the world”.