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King Abdullah Opens Talks with King Mohammad VI of Morocco
Amman, 27 May 2002

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and King Mohammad VI of Morocco on Monday urged for ending the cycle of violence and restoring calm in the Palestinian territories as a means to resume peace talks.

During talks held at the Royal Court, King Abdullah and the Moroccan monarch discussed current Arab and international efforts aimed to halt the whirl of violence and Israeli military escalation against the Palestinian people.

Their Majesties stressed that the continuation of Israeli military operations particularly incursions into Palestinian towns and villages would further aggravate and complicate the situation.

The two leaders affirmed that any peace vision should be based on international legitimacy and Security Council resolutions 242, 338 and 1397 as well as on the Arab peace initiative, which form a serious and brave Arab stand to achieve just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the region.

The talks also dealt with the current Arab situation where the two leaders underscored to work for enhancing Arab solidarity and the Joint Arab action.

Their Majesties also discussed ways to further cement bilateral relations and to boost economic and trade ties between the two brotherly countries.

The Joint Jordanian-Moroccan Higher Committee held its second meeting in October 2001 with the aim of activating economic cooperation between the two countries.

The two countries also urged the private sector to benefit from the agreement concluded between Jordan and Morocco and have provided a favourable and inviting environment that encourages joint investment.

Later King Abdullah held a dinner banquet at Basman Palace in honour of King Mohammad VI the accompanying delegation. The banquet was attended by members of the Royal family and senior government and military officials and members of the Arab and Islamic diplomatic corps in the Kingdom.