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Egypt, Jordan push to revive the peace process

Jordanian King Abdullah II (L) shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Cairo, Egypt on 29 July 2019 [Egyptian Presidency/Anadolu Agency]
Jordanian King Abdullah II (L) shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Cairo, Egypt on 29 July 2019 [Egyptian Presidency/Anadolu Agency]

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Jordanian King Abdullah II have agreed to revive the peace process and to resume Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, Rai Al-Youm news site reported yesterday.

In a statement, the Egyptian presidency said that Al-Sisi had received a phone call from King Abdullah and discussed the latest updates about regional issues, "especially the Palestinian cause."

According to the statement, the two sides agreed on the importance of "reaching a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian cause that guarantees the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people."

Palestinian-Israeli talks stalled in 2014 after Israel refused to stop its illegal settlement expansion and release a batch of Palestinian prisoners as they had agreed to do as a goodwill gesture prior to talks beginning.

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