Middle East

Top Israeli, Jordanian diplomats hold secret meeting

Foreign ministers discuss economic issues, resumption of Palestine-Israel talks

Mustafa Deveci   | 04.12.2020
Top Israeli, Jordanian diplomats hold secret meeting


Israeli and Jordanian foreign ministers held a secret meeting on bilateral issues at the Israel-Jordan border on Thursday, according to an Israeli newspaper.

Israel's Walla News reported that Israel’s Gabi Ashkenazi and Jordan’s Ayman Safadi had met at the Allenby Bridge, known as the King Hussein Bridge.

The meeting reportedly discussed the resumption of negotiations between Palestine and Israel and the economic issues between Jordan and Israel.

In the meeting, it was also conveyed to the Amman administration that US President-elect Joe Biden wants to restart the peace process between Israel and Palestine after taking the office.

After the news appeared in the Israeli press, the Jordanian Foreign Ministry confirmed the meeting between Safadi and Ashkenazi in a written statement.

According to the ministry's statement, Safadi said at the meeting that Israel should stop all measures that undermine the peace process and the two-state solution.​​​​​​​

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