Arafat Arrives in Amman for Talks with King Abdullah

Published June 21st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Palestinian president Yasser Arafat arrived in Amman Wednesday and went straight into talks with King Abdullah on the continuing deadlock in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a Jordanian official said. 

Shortly before Arafat's arrival the king was telephoned by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, an official said earlier. 

Barak had informed King Abdullah of the efforts being made to overcome the obstacles hindering the peace negotiations, while the king stressed the need to stick to the timetable for reaching an accord by September. 

Palestinian ambassador in Amman, Omar Khatib, told AFP Tuesday that Arafat would also brief the king on his talks last week in Washington with US President Bill Clinton - AMMAN (AFP) 

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