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Jordan underlines Egypt's role in Middle East

English.news.cn   2013-10-09 07:33:05            

AMMAN, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- King Abdullah II of Jordan on Tuesday stressed the key role of Egypt in the Middle East and the Arab world, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

During talks with visiting Egyptian Interim President Adli Mansour, the king said Jordan supports the choice of the Egyptians and their efforts to enhance unity in the country which enable it to restore its role in the region.

Considering the ties with Egypt as solid and distinguished, the king said the two countries are keen to boost cooperation in different fields.

Discussions between the two leaders also covered the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, as they voiced support for efforts leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in line with the Arab Peace Initiative adopted in 2002.

The two leaders also warned that continued Israeli measures against the holy sites in Jerusalem and settlement activities undermine efforts to attain peace in the region.

The two sides also looked into the developments in Syria, reiterating calls for a political solution.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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