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Jordan, Morocco affirm on ‘protecting Jerusalem’s holy sites’

Jordan, Morocco affirm on ‘protecting Jerusalem’s holy sites’

Jordan and Morocco decided to double their efforts to protect the holy sites of the occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem. last weekend, both foreign ministers have signed the agreement of cooperation.

The meeting of Jordanian and Moroccan diplomats was held in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Saturday. Ayman Safadi and Nasser Bourita, the foreign ministers of Jordan and Morocco respectively, announced the cooperation on protecting the holy sites of the occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem.

“The kingdom has been exerting efforts to protect Jerusalem’s holy sites and to preserve its history,” Mr Safadi said.

According to Jordanian minister of foreign affairs, the Palestinian issue remains “the centre of the Middle East’s peace and stability”. The diplomat emphasized that peace in the region could not be achieved unless the Palestinian-Israeli conflict was “resolved on the basis of a two-state solution.”

Two-state solution as an optimal option for protecting Jerusalem’s holy sites

Over the decades, kingdom Jordan was aware of the challenges faced by the Palestinians. The position of Amman remains the same in the finding of the political solution to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

“The two-state solution ensures the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital,” Ayman Safadi, the Jordanian minister, pointed out.

Moroccan foreign minister Bourita arrived in Jordan’s capital on Saturday on an official visit to discuss potential cooperation with the Jordanian government.

During his visit, Mr Bourita met with the Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz. The officials reaffirmed the cultural, diplomatic and economic ties between the neighbouring countries. Jordan and Morocco always had “the deep-rooted, fraternal and strategic ties” that prove both sides’ keenness “to boost their relations at all levels.”