IHSANOGLU REVIEWS WITH AL-KHASAWNEH AND JUDEH EFFORTS FOR PEACE PROCESS RESUMPTION
On a visit to Amman, capital of Jordan, H.E. Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), conducted today, Monday 23 January 2012, a series of meetings with Jordanian officials with whom he discussed the developments of the situation in the region and the efforts undertaken by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to facilitate the resumption of peace negotiations between the Palestinian and the Israelis.
At the start of his visit, Ihsanoglu met with Mr. Oun Al Khasawna, Jordanian Prime Minister, and reviewed with him the latest developments in the region. The OIC Secretary General also was briefed about the results of the visit recently made by King Abdullah II of Jordan to the United States, as well as on the role played by Jordan for a rapprochement between the Palestinians and the Israelis through the various proximity contacts which Amman has been patronizing. Also, the meeting touched upon the prospects of achieving and developing broader OIC-Jordan relations.
The OIC Secretary General also met with the Jordanian Foreign Minister, Mr. Nasser Judeh, with whom he discussed the results of the Arab League Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Cairo. Ihsanoglu laid emphasis, in this connection, on the need for all the Syrian parties to accept the Arab initiative and deal with it in a positive spirit.
On his part, the Jordanian Foreign Minister stressed that his country was not seeking a brokering role through its efforts to facilitate the resumption of the peace negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis, insisting that these efforts stem from Jordan’s keenness to ensure success for the peace process, as a country which is directly concerned with the situation in the region.
In the course of their meeting, both parties affirmed the view that the optimal solution for the Palestinian issue consists in the establishment of a Palestinian state with Al-Quds as its capital, as a key to a lasting security and stability in the region.