UAE, Jordan reject Israeli bid to annex Palestinian lands

UAE, Palestine, Jordan
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed holding talks with King Abdullah in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Abu Dhabi - Israeli move will undermine the prospects of peace in the Middle East.

By Wam

Published: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Wed 26 Aug 2020, 6:13 PM

The UAE and Jordan reiterated that Israel's plan to annex Palestinian territories will undermine the prospects of peace in the Middle East.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and King Abdullah II of Jordan met in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and reviewed a number of regional and international issues with a special focus on Israeli policies on Palestinian issue in contravention of relevant international resolutions.
Sheikh Mohamed reaffirmed the UAE's full solidarity with Jordan in all the steps taken to ensure its security and stability, commending the Kingdom's principled support for the Palestinian cause at all levels especially with regards to protecting the holy sites in Palestine.
King Abdullah re-affirmed during the meeting that the two-state solution is the only way to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and establish just and comprehensive peace that leads up to an independent, sovereign and viable Palestinian state along the borders of 4th June 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The Jordanian monarch hailed the diplomatic endeavours made by the UAE across the world's most influential capitals to support the Arab stance rejecting Israel's annexation plan for Palestinian territories.
The two leaders noted that they share a common vision towards regional and international issues, reaffirming their keenness to continue coordination over various regional issues and crises.
They further reiterated the necessity of pursuing political solutions and promoting diplomacy to end the crises facing the region.
The two leaders also discussed the prospects of further consolidating the fraternal relations between the two countries across all fronts.
The two sides also reviewed their countries' Covid-19 countermeasures and paths of fostering cooperation between their various health facilities as well as the international efforts made to stem the fallout of the pandemic.
Attending the meeting were Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

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