Netanyahu, Abdullah discuss peace in region

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman in an unannounced meeting.

Tuesday’s two-hour meeting in the Jordanian capital focused on the need to advance peace, security and prosperity in the region, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

"The two leaders discussed the need to ensure direct, serious and effective negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians that would address all final-status issues and create a solution of two states for two peoples in which Israelis and Palestinians will live in lasting and secure peace," said a statement put out by the office. 

"The Prime Minister said that King Abdullah’s leadership was important for advancing peace and stability in the region, and that he looked forward to strengthening the relations between Israel and Jordan," according to the statement.

Abdullah also met Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

 

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