Jordan’s king vows to advance “Palestinian legitimacy” within the international community

Jordan’s King Abdullah concluded a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Jordanian capital Amman. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the latest developments regarding Washington’s plan to advance a peace initiative aimed at resolving the decades old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Jordanian monarch reiterated to the Palestinian President his country’s full support to the Palestinian people and emphasized his determination to defend the Palestinian’s legitimate rights to freedom and the establishment of an independent state on what he termed as “Palestinian territories.” Following the meeting, King Abdullah and President Abbas released a joint statement in which they vowed to continue coordination and consultation on developments related to the anticipated American peace initiative, as well as resolutions that would bolster “Palestinian legitimacy” within the international community that will ultimately lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.