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King Abdullah meeting with US President Donald Trump

King Abdullah on Wednesday met with President Donald Trump’s Special International Negotiations Representative Jason D. Greenblatt, a Royal Court statement said, adding that “the King and Greenblatt reviewed efforts to resume the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.”

King Abdullah had met Trump last month in Washington. He was the first Arab leader to hold talks with the new US administration. Earlier that week, he discussed the fight against ISIS and the Syrian crisis with Vice President Mike Pence.


During the meeting with Greenblatt, at the Al Husseiniya Palace, the king stressed the US must end the stalemate in the PA-Israel peace process and revive negotiations leading to “a just and comprehensive solution to the conflict, based on the two-state formula.”

King Abdullah asserted that reaching such a comprehensive peace deal, which must include establishing a Palestinian state, would reflect on efforts to achieve peace, security and stability in the entire Middle East.

Greenblatt, for his part, repeated the notion that peace between the PA Arabs and Israelis would have positive impacts on the region, and underlined the significant role Jordan would have in supporting the peace endeavors.

According to the US Embassy in Jordan, King Abdullah told Trump’s envoy that he would “do everything possible” to help end the Israel-PA conflict – on the basis of a two-state solution.