King Abdullah, Mubarak warn from failure to resume Palestinian - Israeli peacemaking
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Sunday held talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak aimed at relaunching Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking. According to Petra, The King and Mubarak urged the international community, particularly the International Quartet to exert more efforts to help the Palestinians and Israelis to resume negotiations to solve outstanding issues.
During a lunch banquet, the two leaders warned that failure to reach understandings and specific formula to move forward, "will not serve any party and will increase tension and violence in the region."
King Abdullah briefed the Egyptian president on his recent meeting with the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Amman, as well as his contacts and consultations on the Arab and international levels Arab to seize the current opportunity to find a just and comprehensive solution for the Palestinian issue.
The King and Mubarak also urged the Palestinian factions to adhere to the Mecca Accord, ensure the success of the national unity government and confront any attempt to renew Palestinian infighting.
They also expressed grave concern over the deteriorating living conditions of the Palestinian people, particularly in the Gaza Strip.
Both leaders urged the international community to continue dispatching economic aid to the Palestinian people and work to lift the blockade imposed on them.
The King and Mubarak renewed their condemnations of the Israeli excavation work near Al Aqsa Mosque and urged the Israeli authorities to immediately halt these excavations.
Talks between the two leaders also touched on the situation in Iraq. The two leaders voiced their support to efforts designed to restore security and stability in Iraq, end sectarian fighting and achieving reconciliation among all segments of the Iraqi society.