Senin , 11 September 2017, 15:33 WIB

Jordan, Japan discuss efforts to resume Mideast peace

Red: Reiny Dwinanda
AP
Al Aqsa mosque complex in Jerusalem.
Al Aqsa mosque complex in Jerusalem.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, AMMAN -- Jordan and Japan on Sunday stressed the need to resume Mideast peace talks in light of a specific time frame, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

In talks in Amman, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kobi looked into regional developments, especially developments in the Palestinian territories.

The king reviewed efforts to make progress in talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis, leading to the creation of an independent Palestinian state.

He said the two state solution was the only vital solution to end the crisis.

Discussions also covered Japan's efforts in this regard, where the King stressed Japan's role in attaining peace in the region.

On Syria, the two sides called for a political solution to ensure the unity and safety of Syria.

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Also Sunday, Prime Minster Hani Mulki met with the Japanese official and discussed regional developments and ties between the two countries.

Mulki reviewed pressure placed on Jordan due to hosting 1.3 million Syrian refugees, calling for increased support by the international community to help Jordan in this regard.

The Japanese official stressed his country's support to Jordan, adding that Jordan is a key player in the regional issues.

He added that Japan will continue to support Jordan to overcome challenges.

Discussions also focused on efforts to combat terrorism.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi also met with his Japanese counterpart and discussed efforts to create deescalation zones in south of Syria.

Safadi also briefed the Japanese official on latest developments in combating terrorism and other regional issues.

The two sides also signed an agreement to provide 9 million U.S. dollars in assistance to Jordan.

 

Sumber : Antara