Jordan says Israeli settlements obstruct direct peace negotiations

08:36, October 18, 2010      

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Jordanian foreign Minister Nasser Judeh (R) greets his Greek counterpart Dimitris P. Droutsas at Jordanian Foreign Ministry in Amman, Jordan, Oct. 17, 2010. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

Jordan on Sunday said the unilateral Israeli measures, especially the continued settlement activities, hindered the resumption of direct Palestinian-Israeli talks, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Following a meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas, Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said in a press conference that there is consensus from the international community that the Israeli settlement activities are illegal and illegitimate.

The increase in settlement activities would undermine efforts exerted to resume the direct negotiations, said Judeh.

Judeh said his talks with the Greek official focused on efforts to create the appropriate environment to resume the peace talks as part of the efforts to attain lasting and just peace in the Middle East and create an independent and viable Palestinian state.

At the press conference, the Greek minister highlighted Jordan' s leading role in efforts to realize stability and peace in the Middle East and the world.

He also stressed his country's support to efforts to attain Middle East peace and re-launch direct peace talks, stressing the importance of realizing peace in the region.

Discussions between the two sides also focused on means to foster bilateral ties in different fields.

Source: Xinhua


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