AMMAN, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Thursday underlined the necessity to resume effective peace negotiations for achieving the two-state solution regarding the Palestinian issue.
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi made the remarks at a meeting with his visiting Luxembourg counterpart Jean Asselborn, where the two sides called for stopping all Israeli measures that undermine the two-state solution, such as building and expanding settlements.
Safadi stressed the need to respect the legal and historical status quo in Jerusalem and its holy sites, vowing that Jordan will continue to work with all partners to protect the Islamic and Christian identity of the holy sites.
Noting that Jordan plays a key role in safeguarding the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, Asselborn affirmed that Luxembourg and the European Union will support the kingdom in continuing to play its crucial role in the region.
The two ministers also discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields, according to a statement issued by the Jordanian Foreign Ministry.