King Abdullah: It is necessary not to undermine the status quo in Jerusalem

Jordan’s King Abdullah II stressed the need to respect the historical and legal status quo in the blessed Al-Aqsa mosque and not undermine it.

During today’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, he stressed the need to keep calm and stop the violence to pave the way for a political horizon for the process of pace.

He also stressed the need to stop any measures that undermine the chances of paceas reported by the Jordan News Agency (Petra).

King Abdullah reiterated Jordan’s position calling for commitment to the two-state solution, which guarantees the creation of an independent Palestinian state along the lines of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, to live in pace and security alongside Israel.

They also discussed bilateral relations and the need for the Palestinian side to benefit from economic and regional projects.

For his part, Netanyahu said he had discussions with the Jordanian monarch about regional issues and strengthening security and economic cooperation.

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