Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi speaks during a press conference after the preparatory meeting of Arab Foreign ministers of the 28th Ordinary Summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea on March 27, 2017. AFP / Ahmad ABDO
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Arab leaders "realize the urgency" of tackling long-running regional crises, from war to high unemployment, Jordan's Foreign Minister said Monday after chairing a meeting of his counterparts from the region.Jordan's King Abdullah II has an interest in getting the summit to reaffirm traditional positions on the conflict ahead of his White House meeting next month with President Donald Trump. In previous comments, Trump stopped short of endorsing the idea of a two-state solution – a state of Palestine to be established alongside Israel – and said he would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem. Several of more than a dozen policy resolutions endorsed Monday by the Arab foreign ministers deal with the Palestinian issue, Safadi said.
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