King, Japanese House of Councillors president discuss ties, region
Amman- His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday, received Japanese House of Councillors President, Chuichi Date, who is currently visiting the Kingdom.
During a meeting at Al-Husseiniyah Palace, attended by Senate President Faisal al-Fayez, the two sides stressed the deeply-rooted ties and partnership between Jordan and Japan.
His Majesty voiced his appreciation of the support and aid provided by Japan to enable the Kingdom to implement development programs.
The meeting also touched on the latest developments regarding Jerusalem in the wake of the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
His Majesty said that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Summit, due to be held in Turkey this week, will discuss the decision, which will have serious consequences on the security and stability of the region and efforts to achieve peace.
His Majesty called for the international community to assume its responsibilities towards the Palestinian cause in order to achieve a just and lasting solution to this key issue, stressing that the issue of Jerusalem should be settled within a comprehensive solution that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital and living in peace and security alongside Israel.
For his part, the president of Japanese House of Councillors voiced his concern over the US decision, stressing that the issue of Jerusalem should be resolved in final status negotiations in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions.
The meeting was attended by the Chief of the Royal Court, Fayez Tarawneh, King’s office director Jafar Hassan, Senator and member of the Jordanian-Japanese Friendship Committee at the Senate, Sakher Doudeen, and members of the delegation accompanying the Japanese official.
Source: Jordan News Agency