Egypt, Jordan Reaffirm Commitment to ‘Two State Solution’

Jordan's King Abdullah (R) meets with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Royal Palace in Amman December 11, 2014.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

(REUTERS) — The leaders of Egypt and Jordan reaffirmed their continued support on Tuesday for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested abandoning it.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah discussed the issue and coordination of their positions on the Middle East peace process at a meeting in Cairo, a statement from Sisi’s office said.

Trump suggested at a White House meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week that he was open to new ways to achieve peace that did not necessarily entail the creation of a Palestinian state, a benchmark of U.S. policy for decades.

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