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Jordan's King Abdullah urges EU
role to restore truce in the region
Amman - King Abdullah II met Sunday with European Union ambassadors to
Jordan and especially urged EU countries to help Israel and the
Palestinians to restore the truce that was shattered during the last
week, according to an official statement.
"The monarch urged the world community, particularly the European Union
countries and the Middle East Quartet, to step in to help Israel and the
Palestinians to take measures to restore calmness and build up mutual
confidence so as the peace process achieves its goals," the statement
from the Royal court said.
|The monarch urged the
world community, particularly the European Union countries and
the Middle East Quartet, to step in to help Israel and the
"It is important for both the Israeli and Palestinian sides to come to
know that the future will be better than the current situation," the
statement quoted Abdullah as telling the European envoys.
King Abdullah called it "imperative" for the Israeli withdrawal from the
Gaza Strip to be followed by "similar withdrawals from the West Bank, in
compliance with the provisions of the road map".
He underscored the importance of the world's community's assistance to
Iraq to enable Jordan's neighbor to "restore its security and
"The King stressed the need for all Iraqi groupings to take part in the
ongoing political process that has the aim of arriving at a free,
independent and democratic Iraq," the statement said.
King Abdullah "expressed support for the Barcelona process, expressing
hope that the forthcoming Barcelona summit will give a boost to the
Euro-Med partnership", the palace added.