​Jordanian King, UK officials discuss strategic relations, regional developments, and Palestinian cause

​Jordanian King, UK officials discuss strategic relations, regional developments, and Palestinian cause

Amman (UNA-OIC) – Jordanian King Abdullah held on Monday, two separate teleconference meetings with the chairpersons and members of the British House of Commons committees on foreign affairs and defense where they covered the strategic relations, and the latest regional developments, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause.

During the meeting which was attended by Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, King Abdullah reaffirmed Jordan’s steadfast position on the Palestinian cause and the need to achieve a comprehensive and just peace on the basis of the two-state solution, guaranteeing the establishment of an independent, sovereign, and viable Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

In this regard, the King lauded the United Kingdom’s position on the Palestinian cause and its efforts towards peace in the region.

Moreover, the King reiterated that any unilateral Israeli measure to annex lands in the West Bank is unacceptable, as it would undermine the prospects of achieving peace and stability in the Middle East.

Discussions at the two meetings focused on bolstering Jordan-UK cooperation across various sectors, especially economic, military, and security fields, as well as efforts to counter and contain coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and maintain coordination to alleviate its humanitarian and economic implications.

Besides, the king noted Jordan’s advanced pharmaceutical sector and highlighted the Kingdom as a medical tourism destination, in line with public health and safety standards.

He also commended the UK’s efforts at the international level to counter COVID-19 and mitigate its repercussions, including recently holding the Global Vaccination Summit, in cooperation with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

In addition, he expressed appreciation of the UK’s support for Jordan through development programs and assistance for refugees.

Discussions at the two meetings also covered regional and international efforts to counter terrorism within a holistic approach.

For their part, members of the two committees highlighted the excellent ties of friendship between Jordan and the UK, expressing keenness to hear the King’s perspective on developments in the Middle East and around the world.

They also stressed the importance of the meetings to discuss opportunities to bolster cooperation between the two countries.

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