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Jordan's king says Jerusalem should be settled through direct talks

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-01-29 09:31
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (6th L) and King Abdullah II of Jordan (2nd L) attend a welcoming ceremony in Amman, Jordan, on Jan 28, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

AMMAN -- King Abdullah II of Jordan on Sunday said the issue of Jerusalem should be settled via direct talks and as part of a lasting solution between the Palestinians and the Israelis, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

The King made the remarks at a meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Amman, where he said the solution should lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital.

The King reiterated Jordan's support to the two-state solution as the sole way to end the conflicts.

Discussions also covered cooperation between the two countries in fields of security and defense. In this regard, Jordan voiced appreciation for Germany's continued support to the Kingdom.

The German official stressed his country's support to Jordan, which hosts a large number of Syrian refugees.

Germany, he said, supported Jordan to help reduce the burden on the country and is willing to continue its support in this regard.

Talks also covered developments in Syria and the Middle East.

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