Establishing sovereign Palestinian state non-negotiable right: Jordan FM

09:59, February 15, 2011      

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Jordan on Monday stressed that the creation of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state is a non-negotiable right that will lead to attaining security in the region and the world.

Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh stressed in a press conference with his Italian counterpart Franco Frattini Monday the importance of creating an independent Palestinian state at the borders of 1967 with east Jerusalem as its capital.

"The more we speed up efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict and address the Palestinian issue, the faster we attain peace in the region," Judeh told reporters Monday.

The Italian official said it is important to place pressure on all involved parties to resume these talks immediately.

In a meeting prior to the conference, the two sides signed an agreement on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Early Monday, Jordan's Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit met with the Italian minister, where the two sided looked into developments in the Middle East.

Bakhit stressed the vital role Italy plays in finding a just and lasting solution for the Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state solution.

At the meeting, Frattini stressed that resolving the Palestinian issue is a basic pillar for attaining stability and security in the region.

Also Monday, King Abdullah II of Jordan received Frattini and discussed latest developments in the Middle East. They also looked into means to foster bilateral ties.

Source: Xinhua
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