King Abdullah meets Sharon deputy, urges Israel to support Palestinian leaders
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Thursday urged Israel to support the Palestinian leadership's efforts which aim at holding elections in a suitable climate. Upon the monarch's meeting with Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Ehud Olmert, Abdullah stressed that the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip should be part of the roadmap peace plan and a prelude for a full Israeli pullout from the Palestinian territories, Petra reported.
The meeting was attended by Minister of the Royal Court Samir Rifai, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Basem Awadallah and Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmad Hindawi.
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