Egypt, Jordan: Solution Other Than Two States Dangerous for Middle East
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 24, 2017,
Feb 24, 2017, 13:11
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman, Jordan, Jan. 16, 2014.
"The two sides discussed future movements to break the gridlock within the Middle East peace process, especially with U.S. President Donald Trump's administration taking power", read a statement issued after the meeting.
They say the peace process must be relaunched with the two-state solution as the "only solution for ending the conflict".
"Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi received King Abdullah and his accompanying delegation upon the latter's arrival", the source, speaking anonymously as he was not authorized to talk to media, said. Administration officials later said the USA absolutely supports a two-state solution. The outline proposed that the two peoples would each have their own country and there would be an agreed upon solution to Jerusalem as the capital city of both peoples.
The meeting took place two days after media reports that the two men secretly met with Netanyahu a year ago in a failed attempt by the Obama administration to convene a wider regional summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace.
The meeting also comes after last week's meeting in Washington, D.C., between Netanyahu and Trump, in which Trump did not commit to a two-state solution in a break from US policy from the early 2000s.
Al-Sisi and the Jordanian monarch are expected to hold talks later Tuesday, according to Egypt's official MENA news agency.
Israel has always been blamed by the worldwide community for the deadlock of the Middle East peace process due to its settlement expansion policy that is rejected even by its strongest ally, the United States.