Washington, (Petra) - His
Majesty King Abdullah
II met Tuesday in Washington with U.S.
Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and
discussed promoting cooperation and strategic
partnership between Jordan and the United
States and developments in the Middle
The meeting discussed efforts
to revive the peace process, as King Abdullah
stressed the importance of re-launching
serious and effective negotiations between
the Palestinians and Israelis based on
the two-state solution and the Arab Peace
The King said there is no
alternative to the two-state solution
to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
He pointed out that failure to reach a
just and lasting solution to the Palestinian
issue will fuel frustration and lead to
His Majesty also stressed
the importance of preserving the historical
status quo in Jerusalem, as the failure
to do so will have negative consequences
for the region as a whole.
The meeting dealt with the
latest developments in the Syrian crisis
and efforts to sustain the cease-fire
in parallel with the work to reach a political
solution to the crisis through the Geneva
process. His Majesty pointed out to the
importance of cooperating with Russia
in this regard.
They also discussed the
situation in Iraq and efforts to support
its stability, in addition to regional
and international efforts in the war on
terrorism and its gangs, within a holistic
strategy, as it threatens global peace
The meeting also tackled
the U.S. support to Jordan, to enable
it to implement programs and development
plans and deal with the repercussions
of the region's crises.
The U.S. Secretary
of State held a luncheon in honor of His
Majesty and the accompanying delegation.