Jordanian king, UN chief discuss regional, international developments

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King Abdullah II of Jordan met here on Tuesday with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and discussed with him developments in the Middle East.

Discussions covered the peace process, with King Abdullah stressing the need to reach a just and lasting peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis, based on the two-state solution, leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The two sides also affirmed the importance of maintaining support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), in order to sustain its relief, education and health services.

Meanwhile, the meeting addressed the Syrian crisis and the importance of reaching a political solution that safeguards Syria's territorial integrity and the unity of its people. The repercussions of the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordan were also discussed.

UN Chief Guterres expressed appreciation of King Abdullah's efforts in pursuit of peace and bolstering security and stability in the region. He also congratulated the king on receiving the 2018 Templeton Prize.

Source: International Islamic News Agency