Jordan's King Abdullah meets Israel's Gantz in Amman, calls for calm in West Bank

Jordan's King Abdullah meets Israel's Gantz in Amman, calls for calm in West Bank
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05 January, 2022
King Abdullah underscored the 'necessity of maintaining a comprehensive calm in the Palestinian territories and of taking all the required steps for that'.
King Abdullah and Benny Gantz discussed 'a number of bilateral issues', the royal court said [Getty]

Jordan's King Abdullah met with Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz in the Jordanian capital Amman on Wednesday.

The Jordanian royal court said the meeting covered "a number of bilateral issues, and ways to increase security and stability in the region", according to The New Arab's Arabic sister service, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

King Abdullah underscored the "necessity of maintaining a comprehensive calm in the Palestinian territories and of taking all the required steps for that".

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This should be done with the aim of "finding a real horizon for achieving a just and complete peace on the basis of the two-state solution".

Israel and Jordan recently began holding public and covert meetings again after a period of tense relations under right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel's new coalition government, a disparate coalition with fellow right-winger Naftali Bennett at its helm, took power last June.