17-04-2021 02:55 AM Jerusalem Timing

Netanyahu in Jordan for Talks with King Abdullah II

Netanyahu in Jordan for Talks with King Abdullah II

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unannounced visit to Jordan on Thursday for talks with King Abdullah II on the Middle East “peace” process, palace officials said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unannounced visit to Jordan on Thursday for talks with King Abdullah II on the Middle East “peace” process, palace officials said.Netanyahu and King Abdullah II (archive)

The rare meeting in Amman comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry presses the Zionist entity and the Palestinians to agree on a framework to guide peace talks forward.

"King Abdullah and Netanyahu discussed peace process developments in light of the current US-sponsored Israeli-Palestinians peace negotiations," a palace statement said.

An official said the talks took place on Thursday but would not elaborate.
The palace statement said the meeting "seeks to make sure a progress in the peace talks would meet Palestinian aspirations and at the same time protect Jordanian interests, particularly final status issues at this critical stage."

Earlier, Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that Kerry was seeking the support of Saudi Arabia and Jordan in order to convince Palestinian Authority Chief, Mahmoud Abbas, recognize the Zionist entity as a Jewish state.