Jordan calls for more int'l efforts to resolve Palestinian-Israeli conflict
King Abdullah II of Jordan on Tuesday called for intensified efforts by the international community to find a just solution to the Palestinian issue, the state-run Xinhua reported.
The Jordanian leader, who stressed that the Palestinian issue represents the core of conflicts in the Middle East, called for more efforts to create a suitable environment that enables the resumption of peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel.
Abdullah II made his remarks at a meeting Tuesday with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Amman.
The king stressed that Jordan supports the resumption of peace talks that will address all final status issues and lead to the creation of an independent Palestinian state at the borders of 1967.
Ban voiced appreciation of the king's efforts to make peace in the Middle East, stressing the importance of supporting the rights of the Palestinians in freedom and justice.
Also on Tuesday, Jordanian Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh met with the UN chief and stressed the need for pushing the peace process forward.
The premier, who called on the international community to shoulder its historic responsibility in resolving the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict, urged the United Nations to continue to condemn the Israeli settlement activities that he labeled as illegal.