King, U.S lawmakers discuss Mideast, ties

تم نشره في Mon 30 March / Mar 2015. 10:05 AM

AMMAN (Petra) - His Majesty King Abdullah II received on Sunday, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, and his accompanying delegation to discuss Middle East issues.

The meeting, which was attended by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah and His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein, dealt with Jordanian-US ties and ways to enhance these, especially in political and economic fields, in addition to regional and international developments, top of which are efforts to combat terrorism and extremist ideology and achieve peace in the region.

The King said efforts should be ramped up to fend off the threat of terrorism and terrorist organizations, which seek to undermine global security and stability.

The King said the Palestinian issue is at the core of the conflict in the region, and called for intensifying international endeavors to revive peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis, based on the two-state solution and the international legitimacy resolutions.

King Abdullah also emphasised the need to find a comprehensive political solution to the Syrian crisis that ends the cycle of violence there and preserves Syria's territory and people, and also underlined the importance of boosting security and stability in Iraq, Yemen and Libya.

Boehner and other US lawmakers said they valued efforts exerted by Jordan in addressing various regional challenges, especially the economy, asserting the Kingdom's vital role in the quest to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East.