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King, Egyptian president hold talks in Washington.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Washington, (Petra) –– His Majesty King Abdullah II Tuesday began a visit to Washington with a meeting with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who is on a visit to the US capital, as part of the ongoing Jordanian-Egyptian consultations on various regional issues.

The King and El-Sisi, who met US president Donald Trump at the White House yesterday, discussed regional and international efforts to jumpstart serious and effective peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis.

King Abdullah and the Egyptian leader stressed the necessity to find a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue based on the two-state solution and the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.

They referred to the Amman Declaration, issued at the end of an Arab summit held at the Dead Sea on Wednesday, which underlined the Arab Peace Initiative as a strategic Arab choice to achieve comprehensive and just peace in the Middle East.

The two leaders also tackled other regional crises, including Syria, Iraq and Libya as well as regional and international efforts to fight terrorism within a holistic approach as terrorism threatens global peace and security.

The Washington meeting was attended by the Royal Court Chief, the Minister of Foreign and expatriate Affairs, the Director of the King's office, the Egyptian foreign minister and members of the delegation accompanying El-Sisi.