News ID: 124561
Publish Date : 12 February 2024 - 21:49

Biden Hosts Jordan King for Talks on Gaza War

WASHINGTON (Dispatches) – Jordan’s King Abdullah II met U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House for talks Monday on resolving the Zionist regime’s war on Gaza, as fears grow of an aggression in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah.
Amman is a key player in the region and the king is also visiting Canada, France and Germany, amid mounting international efforts for a deal to pause fighting in Gaza and free hostages there.
“They will discuss efforts to produce an enduring end to the crisis,” a senior Biden administration official told reporters on Sunday, ahead of the meeting.
A deal “requires as a precondition the return of captives held by Hamas, and then of course, looking ahead at durable long-term peace requires a formula for two states with Israel’s security guaranteed.”
Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Doha for talks on securing a ceasefire in Gaza with the Qatari emir, whose country has been at the heart of mediation efforts between the Zionist regime and Hamas.
The official Palestinian news agency Wafa said Abbas would meet Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, but did not say if he would also meet leaders of Hamas, a group that has long been at odds with Abbas and his West Bank-based Fatah group.
The Palestinian ambassador to Qatar, Munir Ghannam, told Voice of Palestine radio on Sunday that Abbas and the emir would discuss efforts to secure a Gaza ceasefire with Israel and ways to increase aid for the territory’s 2.3 million people.
“Qatar plays an important role in the international efforts and mediation to reach a ceasefire. Therefore, coordination with Qatar, also with Egypt, is of special importance, to bring an end to this aggression against our people,” Ghannam said.