King meets French foreign minister

His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday received French Foreign Minister Jean-Louis Laudrian for a meeting, during which the two sides reviewed the strategic relations between Jordan and France and the circumstances in the region.

The King expressed Jordan’s appreciation for the French support provided to launch many development programs in the Kingdom and to alleviate the huge burdens triggered by the Syrian refugee crisis on the Jordanian economy.

The talks also tackled the Mideast peace process, as the King stressed the need to intensify the efforts aimed at re-launching negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis based on the two-state solution, leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, underscoring the important role of the EU in this regard.

Developments in the Syrian crisis and efforts to reach a political solution that would achieve stability to Syria and allow the return of refugees to their homeland were also reviewed.

The Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, the Advisor to His Majesty, the Director of the King’s Office, and the French Ambassador to Jordan attended the meeting.

Source: Jordan News Agency