February 11, 2010 - 1:00am

Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Thursday emphasized the urgency to set a specific time frame to fulfill the two-state solution, which leads to the creation of an independent Palestinian state.

During talks with Mark Otti, the European Union (EU)'s envoy to the Middle East, Judeh said it is important to intensify regional and international efforts to restart the stalled Palestinian- Israeli peace talks, the state-run Petra new agency reported.

These negotiations should be in line with relevant international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, adopted by the Arab leaders in their summit in Beirut in 2002, he said.

The peace overture offers the normalization of ties between Israel and the Arab world in return for Israel's withdrawal from territories it occupied in 1967.

During the meeting, Judeh also highlighted the importance of EU 's role in pushing peace talks forward and removing all obstacles against peace.

Otti stressed EU's continued efforts to restart the Palestinian- Israeli talks and resolve the decade-long conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

He also stressed the EU's keenness to continue coordination with Jordan to push the peace process forward to realize the two- state solution and attain comprehensive peace in the region.


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