Joint Israeli-Jordanian Committee to Meet in Amman Wednesday
A joint Israeli-Jordanian committee is scheduled to meet in Amman on Wednesday to follow up on issues raised during King Abdullah's trip to Israel last week, an Israeli official said Tuesday.
"The joint committee will meet Wednesday in Amman to discuss the promotion of a number of joint bilateral projects and the peace process," a spokeswoman at Prime Minister Ehud Barak's office said.
"The Israeli delegation will meet with Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdel-Ilah Khatib ... to discuss issues that were raised during King Abduallah's visit," she added.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's top security adviser Danny Yatom will be heading the delegation, which will also include Yossi Kuchik, the director-general of the prime minister's office; David Dadon, the ambassador-designate to Jordan, and Yoav Biran, foreign ministry deputy director-general.
Jordan's King Abdullah held talks with Barak in Tel Aviv last Tuesday on the peace process with the Palestinians, focusing on the question of Jerusalem and the future of Palestinian refugees.
The two countries are also in talks about a joint airport to serve the twin Red Sea resort cities of Aqaba in Jordan and Eilat in Israel.
The Israeli-Jordan peace treaty of October 1994 called for the creation of such a joint airport, which is expected to be completed next year - OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (AFP)
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