April 27, 2011 - 12:00am

Jordanian King Abdullah II said Tuesday that not finding a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue will increase violence and exacerbate instability in the Middle East, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Calling for intensified efforts by the United States and the international community to realize tangible progress in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Abdullah II underlined the need to remove obstacles against resuming the peace process.

The Jordanian leader made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation representing the U.S.-based Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, where he said it is necessary to assist the Palestinians and the Israelis resume peace talks leading to the creation of an independent Palestinian state.

During the meeting, Abdullah II also reviewed political and economic reforms the Kingdom is working on, stressing that discussions are underway to come up with modern elections and political parties' laws.


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