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Jordan's king warns that developments in region may lead to further escalation


King Abdullah II of Jordan expressed on Monday concern that ongoing regional developments could lead to further escalation, jeopardizing regional security and stability.

He made the remarks at a meeting in Amman, the capital of Jordan, with visiting Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid, during which the two leaders discussed current developments in the region, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Both leaders stressed the need to halt attacks on Gaza and work toward a just solution to the Palestinian issue, ensuring the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and ending the cycle of violence in the region.

The two leaders also condemned the violence carried out by extremist settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank and the violations of holy sites in Jerusalem.

The king underscored the need to protect civilians in Gaza and increase the provision of humanitarian aid to the strip, utilizing all available means.

Highlighting Iraq's pivotal role in the region, the Jordanian king expressed support for Iraq's security and stability. "The security of Jordan and Iraq is one," affirmed the king.

For his part, Rashid praised Jordan's supportive stance toward Iraq, particularly in its fight against terrorism. He called for continued periodic meetings between Iraq, Jordan, and Egypt to address shared challenges and foster regional stability.

Monday's meeting also covered bilateral cooperation in various fields, including energy, industry, trade, and environmental initiatives, aiming to strengthen economic partnerships and integration across developmental sectors.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency
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