Brussels – His Majesty King Abdullah, in a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and members of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, emphasized the global repercussions of the lack of a political solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He advocated for a comprehensive approach to regional security, rooted in resolving the Palestinian issue.
According to Jordan News Agency, At the meeting, which was also attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, King Abdullah called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the protection of civilians. He underscored the importance of addressing the root cause of the conflict, advocating for the two-state solution.
The King also called attention to the ongoing attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinians in the West Bank and warned of potential escalations in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Members of the North Atlantic Council, representing NATO member states, echoed concerns about the situation’s aggravation and its possible extension into the West Bank and Al Haram Al Sharif in Jerusalem.
The meeting also brought to light concerns over increasing civilian casualties, stressing Israel’s obligation to abide by international law and protect civilians. Attendees urged for a ceasefire that facilitates humanitarian aid delivery to Gaza, highlighting the looming threat of famine and the critical condition of the sick and injured in hospitals.
Participants rejected framing the conflict as an East-West issue, instead emphasizing the need for a political solution based on the two-state solution. The NATO secretary general and council members praised Jordan’s efforts under King Abdullah’s leadership in working towards regional peace, safeguarding holy sites in Jerusalem, and the Kingdom’s humanitarian contributions.
The discussion also included ways to enhance partnership and capacity-building between Jordan and NATO. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, along with other Jordanian dignitaries, attended the meeting.