Jordanian king calls on EU to help salvage Middle East peace talks
Jordan's king Abdullah II on Sunday reiterated his belief that the European Union should help get the Middle East peace process back on track as he met with Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas, a royal court statement said, dpa reported.
"The monarch urged the EU to continue its important role to help surmount ... challenges facing the direct talks between the Palestinians and Israelis," the statement read.
Abdullah also called for pressure to be put on Israel to stop all unilateral actions, including the building of settlements, which he said "threatened" the resumption of the direct negotiations.
Droutsas had said at an earlier press conference that his country would continue, through its membership in the EU, to support direct talks so that "comprehensive peace" can be reached in the region.
Droutsas also met with his Jordanian counterpart, Nasser Judeh, during the visit, which is part of a regional tour that will include stops in Israel, the Palestinian territories and Egypt.