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Jordan’s king discusses Gaza with leaders of Egypt, Iraq, Palestine

Jordan’s King Abdullah II speaks during a news conference in Berlin, Germany. (File/Reuters)
Jordan’s King Abdullah II speaks during a news conference in Berlin, Germany. (File/Reuters)
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11 Apr 2024 01:04:38 GMT9
11 Apr 2024 01:04:38 GMT9
  • Parties exchange congratulations on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr

Arab News

LONDON: Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Wednesday held phone calls with the leaders of Egypt, Iraq, and Palestine to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip, and ways to strengthen bilateral relations.

The king and the leaders also exchanged greetings on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, the Jordan News Agency reported.

King Abdullah received a call from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who expressed his sincere wishes for the well-being of Jordan and its people, and for progress and prosperity, the presidency said in a statement.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Al-Sudani made a call to King Abdullah focusing on developments in the region, “especially the ongoing aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza,” the Iraqi News Agency said.

The statement from the INA added: “They called for an end to the genocide and for the international community to step forward and assume responsibility for stopping the violence and delivering humanitarian aid.”

Iraq’s President Abdul Latif Rashid also called the king, the talk focusing on the depth of relations between the two countries and work to strengthen cooperation in various fields, the INA added.

The Jordanian monarch contacted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and was briefed on the latest developments: the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people, especially in the Gaza Strip, and the necessity of accelerating an immediate halt to the war, the WAFA news agency reported.

Abbas stressed the importance of the entry of humanitarian relief and medical aid; preventing the displacement of people; and stopping the dangerous Israeli escalation in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, noting the importance of Palestine gaining full UN membership.

King Abdullah reiterated his country’s support for the Palestinian people until they achieved their legitimate rights and established an independent state, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The parties said they would continue coordination and consultation at all levels.

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