An official statement from the Royal Court says that King Abdullah II stressed the importance of continuing Jordanian-Palestinian coordination ahead of the UN General Assembly meetings in September and emphasized Jordan’s desire to reaffirm its support for Palestine’s right to self-determination in front of the international community.
The king said Jordan is committed to maintaining coordination with Arab countries to support the Palestinian cause, stressing the necessity of including the Palestinian people in regional projects while empowering them and supporting their steadfastness, at a meeting held at Al-Husseniya Palace with Crown Prince Hussein in attendance.
Reiterating his support for the Palestinians’ right to self-determination, King Abdullah II underlined Jordan’s commitment to the preservation of the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem under the Hashemite Custodianship of the Holy City.
The discussion focused on the influence of the approaching Israeli elections on the possibility of resuming peace discussions between the Palestinians and the Israelis, as well as other regional developments.
Jordanian-Palestinian coordination was also discussed as a means of reducing overcrowding at the King Hussein Bridge due to Israeli obstructions.
For his part, President Abbas praised Jordan’s eagerness to include the Palestinian National Authority in regional projects as well as King Abdullah II’s continued efforts to create a political horizon for resolving the Palestinian issue.