The President stressed that reaching a solution of ‘two states for two peoples’ will be possible only via direct negotiations and not through appealing to the UN.

 President Peres meets with Jordanian King Abdullah II

 

President Shimon Peres meets with Jordanian King Abdullah II at the Royal Palace in Amman (Photo: Reuters)

(Communicated by the Office of the President)

President Shimon Peres this morning (Monday), 28 November 2011, at the Royal Palace in Amman, met with Jordanian King Abdullah II. The two leaders discussed various bilateral issues as well as  ways to overcome obstacles in the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, and exchanged views regarding recent developments in the region. The meeting was held in a warm, friendly and open atmosphere. President Peres and King Abdullah agreed to continue their talks in the near future.

Prior to leaving for Amman, President Peres met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two discussed the importance of strengthening the good strategic ties between Israel and Jordan.

During his meeting with King Abdullah, President Peres emphasized Prime Minister Netanyahu’s proposal to hold a direct Israeli-Palestinian meeting forthwith in order to advance the peace process. The President stressed that reaching a solution of ‘two states for two peoples’ will be possible only via direct negotiations and not through appealing to the UN.