Petra | Mar 08,2012 | JORDAN TIMES
RAMALLAH — Jordan and the Palestinian Authority agreed on Wednesday to continue coordination on the peace process.During a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah yesterday, Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh reiterated Jordan’s firm stance on the centrality of the Palestinian issue, stressing that it remains the region’s core conflict.
Judeh stressed that Jordan will continue its efforts at all levels to support the Palestinian people in their right for an independent state on their national soil on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The foreign minister briefed Abbas on the outcome of his recent visits to Washington, Moscow, Geneva and Brussels to call for further efforts to push the peace process forward to reach the projected two-state solution.
Judeh also conveyed His Majesty King Abdullah’s greetings to the Palestinian president.
Abbas voiced his appreciation of the Kingdom’s efforts to support the Palestinians, stressing the need to continue close coordination with Jordan on peace efforts.
In statements to the press after the meeting, Judeh said the Palestinians’ right for an independent state on their national soil is non-negotiable and bears no compromises.
“We all know that there are unilateral Israeli measures and that the whole world stands against settlement building and considers it illegal,” he told reporters, noting that continued coordination between Jordan and the Palestinian Authority is vital in the coming stage.
He said coordination will leave no excuse for Israel to continue its unilateral measures that hamper the peace process.