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Jordan, France say lack of solution to Palestinian-Israeli conflict threatens regional security

JORDAN-AMMAN-FRANCE-FM-PRESS CONFERENCE

Visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi attend a joint press conference in Amman, Jordan, on Jan. 13, 2019. Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi said on Sunday that France and Jordan agreed that the lack of a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict threatens the security of Middle East. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

AMMAN, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi said on Sunday that France and Jordan agreed that the lack of a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict threatens the security of Middle East.

At a joint press conference with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Amman, Safadi said the two countries believe that lack of a solution could lead to eruption of crises in the region, said a statement by the Jordanian Foreign Ministry.

"We will work together with the international community to create the necessary political environment to move forward towards a two-state solution (to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict)," Safadi said.

The Jordanian top diplomat said that Jordan highly values France's support to the two-state solution, adding that France plays a pivotal role in supporting the Palestinians.

The bilateral discussions also covered the Syrian crisis and the need for coordinating efforts to reach a political solution in the country.

"Our priority is to end the crisis," Safadi said, adding that Jordan will continue to coordinate with France, Russia and the U.S. to achieve a political solution as soon as possible.

On the same day, King Abdullah II of Jordan also met with the French official to discuss ties and regional developments.

[ Editor: Zhang Zhou ]