Obama discusses peace in Mideast with Jordan's king
US President Barack Obama discussed the need to resolve the conflict in the Middle East with Jordan's King Abdullah II during a telephone conversation Friday, the royal court said, dpa reported.
"The monarch highly appreciated the US president's commitment and efforts being exerted by the US administration to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state vision, which ensures the setting up of an independent and viable Palestinian state alongside with Israel," the statement said.
The United States has been mediating indirect talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, hoping to get the peace process back on track. US officials have begun urging both sides to begin direct negotiations towards a settlement.