Jordan’s King Abdullah met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday in a bid to revive the stalled Israel-Palestine peace process under a new US administration.
The two leaders met at the Jordanian resort town of Aqaba, where they spoke about hopes for a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict under President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office in January.
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“His Majesty stressed Jordan stood with all its resources alongside Palestinians in achieving their legitimate rights to set up an independent state,” the Jordanian king said in a statement according to Reuters.
Biden spoke with King Abdullah last week and reportedly told him that he supported a “two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”.
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Relations between the US and Palestinian Authority soured during Trump’s four-years in power.
Abbas cut relations with Washington three years ago in protest at Trump’s actions, which included the so-called “Deal of the Century” which was rejected outright by Ramallah due to it favoring Israel and offering the Palestinians very little in return.
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The PA has said it will restore ties with the US under a Biden administration in the hope of him pursuing a more just peace.
Abbas will head to Egypt on Monday to seek Cairo’s support for a new peace process.
(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, PC, Social Media)