March 7, 2011 - 1:00am

King Abdullah II of Jordan on Sunday said the key to stability, peace and security in the Middle East is to find a just solution for the Palestinian issue, the state- run Petra new agency reported.

The solution, he said, should lead to the realization of the Palestinian hopes in establishing an independent Palestinian state on the Palestinian territories.

The king made his remarks at a meeting with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Sunday, when the two sides looked into developments in the region and issues of mutual concern.

Pinera briefed the Jordanian king on results of his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

The two leaders stressed the need for intensified efforts to create an independent and viable Palestinian state in line with the two-state solution, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said after seeing off Pinera at the airport.

The two sides also discussed means to activate bilateral ties, especially in fields of economy and investments.

They also underlined the need for enhancing cooperation in fields of renewable and alternative energy, industry, water, agriculture.


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