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His Majesty King Abdullah II has expressed optimism on reaching a solution to the Arab Israeli conflict in the near future due to the pressures being exercised by the international community including the UN, Russia, Europe and many other countries who all believe that such a solution is inevitable.
His Majesty King Abdullah II Monday received the visiting General Secretary of World Tourism Organization (WTO) Francesco Franchali, and assistant David Develiere, who are expected to participate in WTO Executive Committee meeting due to start in Petra city Tuesday.
His Majesty King Abdullah II Sunday was briefed on the steps taken to accomplish Arab Natural Gas project from Areesh in Egypt to Aqaba, Jordan.
His Majesty King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Muhammad Husni Mubarak Saturday reviewed over phone the developments on the Palestinian territories and the Arab and international moves pertaining stopping the circle of violence in the region.
His Majesty King Abdullah II Saturday returned home following a European tour including France, Belgium and Britain.

The king's talks with European officials focused on ending the circle of violence and defusing tension in the Palestinian territories, in addition to conveying the Arab viewpoint regarding the Arab Israeli conflict which is still pressing development efforts in the region and Arab countries in particular.
His Majesty King Abdullah II expressed cautious optimism that US and the international community will act together to lay the base that would make Palestinians , Arabs and Israelis go ahead to achieve peace in the region. In an interview with 3rd French TV Channel, His Majesty stressed that the only people that can determine the Palestinians' future are the Palestinians themselves. This should be clear and understood by all, he said.
His Majesty King Abdullah II and President of the European Commission Roman Brudi on Wednesday discussed Jordan-Euro ties of cooperation in the wake of the Euro-Jordanian Association Agreement which came into effect last May.
Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah met with President of the European Parliament Pat Cox at headquarter of the European Parliament in Strasburg. Talks during the meeting covered scopes of cooperation between Jordan and the European Parliament and ways of promoting them.
His Majesty King Abdullah II received on Wednesday a phone call from British Prime Minister Tony Blair during which they exchanged views on the latest developments in the region as well as the situation in the Palestinian lands.
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday held intensive talks in Brussels focusing on ways to terminate the deteriorating situation in the Middle East and create the appropriate atmosphere to restart the peace process in the region. The talks also covered means to activate Euro-Jordan Association Agreement.

King Abdullah, who is currently on a visit to Belgium in the course of a European tour, met EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana where the two sides discussed international visions particularly those of Europe and the U.S. to end the cycle of violence and defuse tension in the Palestinian areas through convening an international meeting that brings together all the parties involved in the peace process.