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Jordan, Egypt back two-state solution for Israel, Palestine

Trump said last week he could accept a two-state solution or a single-state arrangement if it is agreed upon by all sides. Administration officials later said the US absolutely supports a two-state solution.

world Updated: Feb 21, 2017 23:54 IST
A picture taken on January 15, 2017 shows a large advertising banner in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv reading in Arabic “Soon we will be the majority” and “Palestine: One state for two people” in English, as an initiative by a group of former top Israeli security officials calling for an immediate political separation from the Palestinians living in the West Bank.
A picture taken on January 15, 2017 shows a large advertising banner in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv reading in Arabic “Soon we will be the majority” and “Palestine: One state for two people” in English, as an initiative by a group of former top Israeli security officials calling for an immediate political separation from the Palestinians living in the West Bank.(AFP Photo)

Jordan and Egypt are reasserting support for a Palestinian state, days after US President Donald Trump said that peace in the Middle East does not necessarily depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In a statement issued Tuesday during a meeting in Cairo with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, King Abdullah II says that the two sides agreed that any proposals not based on a two-state solution would have serious implications for the region.

They say the peace process must be relaunched with the two-state solution as the “only solution for ending the conflict.”

Trump said last week he could accept a two-state solution or a single-state arrangement if it is agreed upon by all sides. Administration officials later said the U.S. absolutely supports a two-state solution.