Jordanian King receives call from Israeli President
Jordan’s King Abdullah II received a phone call from new ...
Jordan’s King Abdullah II received a phone call from new Israeli President Isaac Herzog during which the monarch stressed the importance of working towards just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution, according to a statement by the royal court. During the phone call in July, the King underscored the necessity to advance efforts to reach this solution, as the only way to achieve security, stability, and lasting peace in the region, reports Xinhua news agency citing the statement as saying.
President Herzog’s office said in a statement that the monarch also congratulated him on becoming the President. “The President thanked King Abdullah, who expressed satisfaction with the recent return of diplomatic ties between the two countries to their proper track,” The Times of Israel quoted the statement released in July as saying. “The President stressed the importance of the strategic ties between the countries for advancing peace and regional development, and that he intends to continue to assist in strengthening the relations between the countries,” it added. President Herzog’s office said the two agreed to remain in contact “to work together to advance cooperation between the states, for the benefit of their nations and the entire region”. Herzog took office on July 7 as Israel’s 11th President, succeeding Reuven Rivlin.