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Regent meets J Street, Caritas delegates

May 18,2014 - Last updated at May 18,2014

AMMAN — HRH Prince Feisal, the Regent, on Sunday met with a delegation from the American Jewish organisation, J Street, an advocacy group that seeks to support a two-state solution to bring an end to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.   

The prince highlighted Jordan’s stance in backing Palestinian-Israeli peace talks based on the relevant international resolutions and the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, arriving at the establishment of an independent and viable Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital and one that lives side-by-side with Israel.

He voiced his appreciation for J Street efforts in supporting peace endeavours to bring about tangible progress in the peace process, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

Prince Feisal highlighted the latest regional developments, especially the Syrian crisis and its repercussions on the entire region, citing the economic burden on Jordan due to hosting large number of refugees. 

The delegates pointed to their organisation’s positions that reject Israel’s settlement policy and support Palestinians in their right to establish their own independent state. 

Also on Sunday, the Regent met with branch directors of the Caritas Foundation Internationalis, which are holding their regional conference in Amman. 

He commended the foundation’s efforts in providing humanitarian aid for refugees in the Kingdom and contributing to the development of local communities, according to Petra. 

Caritas Jordan is a member of the Rome-based Caritas Internationalis  that manages a network of humanitarian work in 164 societies operating in 200 areas and countries.

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