image Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, right, greets Jordan's King Abdullah II on his arrival to attend an Arab summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, Saturday, March 28, 2015. In a speech to Arab leaders, Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. (AP Photo/MENA)

Egypt’s President and Jordan’s King reaffirm joint-commitment to a ‘two-state solution’ for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

President Abdel Fattah al Sisi met with Jordanian King Abdullah in Cairo, where the two discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict among other regional challenges. Following their meeting, the two leaders reaffirmed their continued support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while urging both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to return to the negotiating table. The Egyptian president and Jordanian King agreed to coordinate a united position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in a renewed effort to bolster their influence on advancing a political process to the conflict.

The meeting between the two leaders came just several days after media reports revealed a secret meeting that was held between the two leaders together with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry last year, in a failed attempt by the Obama administration to convene a wider regional summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace. A spokesman of the Israeli Prime Minister declined to comment on the report, which was published by Israel’s Ha’aretz daily, while President Sisi’s office issued a statement referring to it as having “incorrect information” but did not deny that a meeting took place. No immediate comment was available from Jordan.