Jordan says two-state solution key to Mideast peace talks

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Amman, March 6 (IANS) King Abdullah II of Jordan stressed on Sunday the need for intensified efforts to resume peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

The king said peace negotiations should be serious leading to the two-state solution, which results in the creation of an independent Palestinian state, Xinhua news agency reported.

The king said the two-state solution is the sole solution in this regard.

He made the remarks at a meeting with a delegation of Jewish American leaders, where they discussed the peace process and the situation in the Middle East.

The Jordanian leader said achieving just and comprehensive peace will lead to security and stability in the Middle East.

He added that no progress in peacemaking efforts will lead to more despair and frustration among the nations of the region.

King Abdullah stressed on the need to preserve the status quo in Jerusalem and to make any changes as that will lead to negative consequences.

–IANS

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