Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and King Abdullah II of Jordan, visiting Washington, today endorsed “a lasting and comprehensive peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”
“The leaders discussed their commitment to defeat the Islamic State, support for a lasting and comprehensive peace between Israel and the Palestinians and ongoing efforts to further strengthen bilateral relations,” the State Department said in a statement.
Both held a working lunch, in which they also addressed regional and bilateral issues in terms of security and economic and commercial depth.
In addition, Pompeo stressed the country’s support for Jordan in the implementation of reforms “to promote prosperity and self-sufficiency” of the country under the leadership of the monarch.
“Secretary Pompeo and King Abdullah reaffirmed their mutual commitment to a solid and lasting partnership,” the note concluded.
Next Monday, the Jordanian monarch is expected to be received by the president, Donald Trump, with whom he is expected to deal with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The meeting’s agenda also includes “terrorism, the threat from Iran and the crisis in Syria” and both will work “towards a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” the White House reported.
This week, Trump’s advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and the White House Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, met with Abdullah II in Amman, who reiterated that East Jerusalem should be the capital of a future Palestinian state. Independent.
For the Hashemite king, the status of Jerusalem must be decided in the framework of a definitive agreement because it “represents the key to achieving peace in the region” of the Middle East.
The Trump Administration has not yet set a date to present its peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
However, the Palestinian side has rejected the United States. as the only intermediary in the process since the president recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last December and announced the transfer of his embassy to the Holy City, which became effective on May 14.