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Saudi King, Jordanian Monarch Hold Summit over Jerusalem

Saudi King, Jordanian Monarch Hold Summit over Jerusalem

Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 06:30
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and King of Jordan hold session of official talks (SPA)

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Jordan’s Monarch, King Abdullah II underlined on Tuesday the need to intensify Arab, Islamic and international efforts to protect the historic rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem.

This came during a summit held at the King Salman Palace in Riyadh, where talks focused on developments in the region, especially the serious repercussions of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer the US embassy to it.

The two leaders warned that this measure “will further complicate the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and affect the region’s security and stability.”

The Jordanian monarch held a separate meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, touching on the serious negative repercussions of the US decision.

The meeting highlighted that the recent announcement on Jerusalem would hamper efforts to push the peace process forward, stressing that historical rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem and other occupied territories were guaranteed by international resolutions.

Prince Mohammed and King Abdullah II also exchanged views on bilateral relations and promising opportunities to promote ties at various levels and discussed joint efforts in the fight against terrorism.

In remarks to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Jordan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Ali al-Kayed said that King Abdullah’s visit to Riyadh was an indicator to the resolve to enhance Arab cooperation in general and between Saudi Arabia and Jordan in particular and would guarantee the political will to bolster cooperation at the political, security and economic levels.

Al-Kayed added that the Saudi-Jordanian summit would yield important results for issues of common interest, stressing that the two countries’ bilateral relations were founded on strong institutional bases and highlighting promising political, trade and investment agreements between the two countries in various fields.

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