RAMALLAH, Monday, March 28, 2022 (WAFA) - President Mahmoud Abbas today welcomed at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah Jordan's King Abdallah II, accompanied by Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdallah II, telling his guests “it is a great honor for us to have his Majesty the King visit us, and we also welcome his Highness, the Crown Prince. We are pleased to see you in your second country, Palestine, to discuss many issues and to continue consultation between us. We want to keep constant communication, whether through visits or through contacts between us.”
The President added: “We and you, Your Majesty, are one, and in fact, Jordan and Palestine are one; the interest is the same, the concerns are the same, and the hopes are the same. So we always welcome such important visits, and it is a very important visit for consultation and to talk about what is happening.”
The President emphasized that “we never forget that the Jordanian position on the Palestinian issue is a Palestinian position, and we know that your Majesty's instructions that everything related to Palestine is not revised, but implemented immediately.”
He added: “This genuine Jordanian position is a great honor for us, so today we sit down to talk and consult to hear your wise opinion.”
For his part, the Jordanian monarch affirmed that Jordan will always stand by the Palestinians and their rights. “We stand with you at all times, despite all the challenges,” he said.
"The region cannot enjoy security and stability without a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue on the basis of a two-state solution that guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital," added King Abdallah.
The Jordanian monarch stressed the need to stop all unilateral measures, especially in Jerusalem and the al-Haram al-Sharif (the Holy Sanctuary/Al-Aqsa Mosque), which impede the chances of achieving comprehensive and lasting peace in the region, which is the goal of all of us for the independent Palestinian state to live in peace and security alongside Israel.
He stressed that Jordan is continuing in its efforts to preserve the legal and historical status quo in Jerusalem and to protect and care for Islamic and Christian holy sites in it, under the Hashemite guardianship.
He said: “We are here today to hear from you since we are in the same trench. To hear from you what is required from Jordan to ease the challenges and obstacles facing you.”
The Jordanian monarch said he was pleased to be in Ramallah to meet President Abbas, praising the hospitality and good reception.