French president condoles King over fallen servicemen

Amman, His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday received a telephone call from French President Emmanuel Macron, during which Macron expressed his condolences over the death of a number of servicemen in a terrorist attack and a subsequent raid by security forces on a terrorist hideout.

The French president emphasized that his country will always stand alongside Jordan in various circumstances.

During the conversation, both leaders reviewed relations between the two friendly countries and developments in the Middle East.

King Abdullah underlined the importance of re-launching negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis on the basis of the two-state solution, leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state along the lines of June 4, 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital.

They also discussed the role played by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the need for supporting the agency by the international community to enable it to continue to provide education, health and relief services to refugees.

His Majesty and President Macron also spoke about efforts to combat terrorism, in accordance with a holistic strategy.

Source: Jordan News Agency