West Bank, ALRAY - His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday reiterated that any unilateral Israeli measure to annex lands in the West Bank is unacceptable.
The king held two separate meetings with the chairpersons and members of the UK House of Commons committees on foreign affairs and defence.
The teleconference meetings, attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, covered the strategic relations between Jordan and the United Kingdom, and the latest regional developments, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause.
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.
His Majesty 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 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.