King Abdullah meets with US Secretary of State, discusses two-state solution

PNN/ New York/

King Abdullah II of Jordan yesterday met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United NationsGeneral Assembly to discuss a number of regional and international issues.

The two   and touched on developments in the peace process, where Abdullah stressed the importance of relaunching Palestinian-Israeli negotiations based on the two-state solution, leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its border, while also discussing strategic partnership between Jordan and the United States.

The parties also addressed the UINRWA crisis, on which Abdullah commented by saying that the international community is responsible for providing the necessary support to sustain the UN agency’s educational, health, and relief services to over 5 million Palestinians registered with the UN as refugees.

Finally, the meeting tackled the Syrian crisis and the importance of supporting efforts to reach a political solution that maintains Syria’s unity.