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Egypt, Jordan to Bolster Cooperation, Revive Mid-East Peace Talks

Egypt, Jordan to Bolster Cooperation, Revive Mid-East Peace Talks

Tuesday, 19 January, 2021 - 07:00
King Abdullah and Egyptian President holding talks in Amman on Monday, 18, January 2021. (Petra)

Jordan’s King Abdullah on Monday met with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during the latter's official visit to the capital Amman.

Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah and other senior ministers and officials from both sides also took part in the meeting, which dealt with ways to strengthen bilateral relations and “the latest developments in the regional and Arab arena," foremost of which is the Palestinian issue.

The two leaders announced reaching an agreement to mobilize the international community’s efforts for reaching political settlements of the crises facing some countries of the region, and to reactivate the peace talks.

Sisi asserted Egypt's support of the Palestinian cause as it constitutes a foundation of Egyptian politics, stressing that Palestine must recover its legitimate rights and establish its own states in accordance with international legitimacy.

For his part, King Abdullah expressed Jordan’s steadfast position, which calls for a just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution, guaranteeing the establishment of an independent, sovereign, and viable Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

He also praised the level of coordination and consultation between Jordan and Egypt on various issues of common interest and both sides emphasized the depth of the historical relations between the two countries.

The two leaders also highlighted means of cementing bilateral relations in areas of trade, development, and investment, as well as security and information.

Sisi commended the Cairo-Amman ties, noting that the two countries share the same history and destiny. He stressed that Egypt is looking forward to boosting its relations with Jordan in all fields.

The Egyptian-Jordanian meeting comes one day after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met in Ramallah with Egyptian Chief of General Intelligence Abbas Kamel and the head of the Jordanian General Intelligence Directorate, Ahmed Husni.

It also comes one week after Cairo hosted the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Jordan to discuss ways to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

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