Jordan King Abdullah II has received Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Amman to discuss several issues of mutual interest.
Netanyahu’s office issued a statement on Monday saying that ” Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated Israel’s commitment to maintaining the status quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem”.
Meanwhile, Jordan’s Petra News Agency quoted King Abdulla II as saying that ” Jerusalem is as important for Muslims and Christians is as it is for Jews and that the issue of the holy city must be settled within final status agreements on the basis of a two-state solution”.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan acts as the official custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.
Netanyahu’s quick visit to the Jordanian capital comes prior to the official visit by Jason Greenblatt, the US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East peace process, and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, to the region.