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King Abdullah II Receives Belgian Minster of Defense
Amman, 7 April 2002

His Majesty King Abdullah II Sunday discussed with the visiting Belgian Minster of Defense Andrew Flahet the developments of the explosive situation in the Palestinian territories and the Jordanian and European efforts exerted currently
to pressure Israel to pull out its forces from the Palestinian territories.

During the meeting, attended by the Prime Minster, Chief of the Royal Court and Royal Air force Commander His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Al-Hussein, His Majesty reaffirmed the importance of continued international pressure on Israel to implement the Security Council resolution and pull out of the recently occupied
Palestinian cities and villages, as well as lift the siege imposed on Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

His Majesty stressed the necessity for the international community to act to stop the Palestinian bloodshed and afford protection for the Palestinian people.