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King Abdullah Discusses Europe`s Role to End Israel`s Occupation
Amman, 2 April 2002

His Majesty King Abdullah II, in a meeting with Italian speaker of Parliament Pier Ferdinando Cassini today, discussed Europe`s role pertaining to its contribution to end Israel`s occupation of the Palestinian cities and the siege and aggression that the brotherly Palestinian people are exposed to.

In their meeting today, attended by Chief of the Royal Court, His Majesty and Mr. Cassini stressed the necessity of intensifying efforts and contacts to make Israel abide by and implement the Security Council resolution 1402 which calls for the Israeli withdrawal from the recently occupied Palestinian cities and to end the siege imposed on the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

His Majesty affirmed the importance of affording protection to the Palestinian people. He expressed appreciation of the European role pertaining to the current crisis and the Israeli practices against the innocent civilians.