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King of Jordan confirms 'firm' stance on Palestine cause

(R to L) Queen Rania of Jordan, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, and Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein applaud as they attend the opening ceremony of the 2019 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, at the King Hussein Convention Centre at the Dead Sea, in Jordan on 6 April, 2019 [KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images]
(R to L) Queen Rania of Jordan, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, and Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein applaud as they attend the opening ceremony of the 2019 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, at the King Hussein Convention Centre at the Dead Sea, in Jordan on 6 April 2019 [KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images]

Jordanian King Abdullah II confirmed on Friday his country's "firm" position on the Palestinian cause, as well as its support for the Palestinian people, Jordanian and official Palestinian media reported.

In a phone call with the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, the king reiterated his country's support for the Palestinian efforts to achieve their "just and legitimate rights" and to establish their independent state based on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

He also restated his country's position that these two states, Palestine and Israel, should be living in peace with all countries in the region, stressing that such a goal should be based on the two-state solution.

King Abdullah highlighted that Jordan will continue to work towards the just and comprehensive peace that the people of the region seek, in line with international law and the relevant UN resolutions.

Abbas expressed appreciation for Jordan's steadfast position led by the King, in supporting the Palestinian cause and defending the rights of the Palestinian people.

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