Jordan: king meets EU commissioner for Neighborhood policy

Focus on further cooperation, Israeli-Palestinian peace process

22 October, 18:30

    (ANSAmed) - AMMAN, OCTOBER 22 - King Abdullah of Jordan on Monday met Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, and discussed the strategic partnership between Jordan and the European Union(EU), and current developments in the region, Petra news agency said.

    During a meeting at the Al Husseiniya Palace, the King and the EU official discussed prospects of further bilateral cooperation, and opportunities to benefit from the simplified Rules of Origin agreement to increase Jordan's exports to European markets, said Petra.

    The discussions also tackled developments in the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis, with the King highlighting the importance of stepping up efforts to reach a lasting peace according to the two-state solution, which leads to setting up an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

    The Jordanian monarch urged EU officials to provide support UNRWA to enable it to provide relief, education and health services, for Palestinian refugees.

    Meanwhile, both sides stressed the need to reach political solutions to the crises in the Middle East, particularly in Syria and to ensure the safety of its land and the unity of its people. (ANSAmed).

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