JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president met with the Jordanian king this previous week, in a brand new signal of improved relations between the 2 international locations, the president’s workplace stated Saturday.
On the king’s invitation, new President Isaac Herzog met King Abdullah II at his palace within the Jordanian capital, Amman, Herzog’s workplace stated in a press release. The 2 mentioned a collection of political and financial points together with vitality and sustainability.
“Jordan is an important nation. I’ve immense respect for King Abdullah, an ideal chief, and a extremely important regional actor,” Herzog was quoted as saying following the assembly.
Final week’s assembly got here lower than two months after Abdullah II and the Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, met in secret following years of fraught relations underneath former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Within the week following, Jordan and Israel signed two breakthrough water and commerce offers.
In his assertion, Herzog spoke of bettering regional relations and the success of the so-called Abraham Accords through which Israel final 12 months normalized diplomatic ties with Bahrain, Morrocco, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates.
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On Thursday, King Abdullah II together with the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas attended a trilateral summit held by Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. The leaders mentioned the elusive two-state resolution to the battle with Israel, vowing their dedication for Palestinians to have a proper to an unbiased state.
Israel and Jordan made peace in 1994 and have shut safety ties. Nevertheless, diplomatic relations have been strained lately over tensions on the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem, and Israel’s enlargement of Jewish settlements within the occupied West Financial institution.
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