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Royal Hashemite Court (Jordan)
King holds talks with Moroccan monarch
Amman, 18 October 2012
His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday held a summit meeting with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, focusing on bilateral ties and the region.
The Moroccan King arrived in Amman for a three-day official visit late Thursday night, and was received by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Feisal, Prince Talal and Prince Ghazi.
During the meeting at the Royal Palace in Hummar, the two leaders underlined their mutual keenness on strengthening ties. They discussed the developments in the Middle East, specifically the Syrian crisis.
King Abdullah reiterated Jordan’s position on a political solution that brings violence to an end and preserves Syria’s unity. He warned against the repercussions of the crisis on the entire area, pointing out the great burden Jordan is undertaking in serving Syrian refugees, whose number currently exceeds 200,000. His Majesty said Jordan’s responsibility towards Syrian refugees requires international support.
The King valued the contribution and support of the Moroccan Kingdom, which was one of the first countries to send a field hospital to Jordan.
The two leaders also discussed means to achieve a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue, based on the two-state solution that leads to the emergence of an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 border, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
They stressed the importance of Jerusalem, and voiced their rejection of any threat to Muslim and Christian holy sites, and any Israeli attempt to erase the city’s Arab and Muslim identity.
On the sidelines of the meeting, which continued over a lunch banquet, high-ranking officials from both sides discussed ways to intensify bilateral cooperation and exchange of expertise in various fields, including energy and mineral resources, water and the environment, health, trade and economic ties, transportation and agriculture.