His Majesty King Abdullah met Arab foreign ministers Saturday, who are members of an Arab League committee tasked with following efforts to address the repercussions of the US decision recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocating the US embassy in the city. The taskforce is comprised of the foreign ministers of Egypt, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, as well as Arab League Secretary General. During a meeting held at Al Husseiniya Palace this weekend, His Majesty stressed the importance of intensifying efforts and coordinating Arab stances to support Palestinians in maintaining their legal and historical rights in Jerusalem. King Abdullah stood firm with his previous statements that the Jerusalem issue should be resolved during the final status talks that lead to a lasting and just peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis, based on the two-state solution, international legitimacy resolutions, and the Arab Peace Initiative, according to a Royal Court statement. He also reiterated that Jordan, based on its Hashemite custodianship of Muslim and Christian sites in the city, will exert all efforts to shoulder its religious and historical responsibilities in safeguarding these holy sites in Jerusalem. The meeting also addressed ways to handle US decisions that contradict international legitimacy resolutions, which stipulate that the status of Jerusalem cannot be decided except through negotiations between relevant parties.


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