Jordan, Netherlands oppose sovereignty

Jordanian Foreign Minister speaks to Dutch counterpart, stresses importance of international efforts to thwart Israeli sovereignty plan.

Elad Benari ,

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi
Reuters

Jordan and the Netherlands on Monday reaffirmed their rejection to Israel's plan to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, the Jordanian foreign ministry said, according to the Xinhua news agency.

The remarks were made during a phone call between Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok, the report said.

During the call, Safadi underlined the launch of immediate and effective international efforts against the Israeli annexation plan.

He also called for resuming direct negotiations to realize peace based on the two-state solution and relevant international resolutions.

The minister commended the Netherlands and the EU for rejecting the Israeli sovereignty plan and adhering to the two-state solution as the only means to achieve peace.

Jordan has been vocal in its opposition to an Israeli move to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II recently warned Israel against applying sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, saying that if Israel goes through with the sovereignty move, “it would lead to a massive conflict with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan".

Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz later threatened that the kingdom would review its relationship with Israel if the Jewish state goes ahead with the sovereignty move.

The EU has warned Israel against the move as well. EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell stated last week that a sovereignty move would have consequences for the relationship between the EU and Israel.



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