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Jordan's King Abdullah II, Israeli PM Netanyahu meet

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Abdullah II and Netanyahu spoke for more than two hours
  • Regional peace, stability and direct Israeli-Palestinian talks were the main topics
  • News agency: Resolution of Palestinian-Israeli conflict should be based on two-state solution
  • PM's office: Direct talks would focus on "two states for two peoples"
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(CNN) -- Jordan's King Abdullah II and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Tuesday in Amman, according to Jordan's state news agency and the prime minister's office.

The meeting focused on how to "make progress to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, based on a two-state solution, in a regional context," said a statement from the Jordan News Agency, known as Petra.

Comprehensive security and stability were stressed, the statement said, as was the need for effective and immediate steps to launch direct peace talks.

The prime minister's office said the meeting, which lasted more than two hours, addressed the desire "to advance peace, security and prosperity in the region," as well as the wish for "direct, serious and effective negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians."

The office said such direct talks would home in on "all final status issues and create a solution of two states for two peoples in which Israelis and Palestinians will live in lasting and secure peace."

"The prime minister said that King Abdullah's leadership was important for advancing peace and stability in the region, and that he looked forward to strengthening the relations between Israel and Jordan," the office said in a written statement.

Petra said Netanyahu left Amman shortly after the meeting.

 
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