Aqaba, 1 March 2023 (TDI): A meeting in the city of Aqaba was called by the United States (US), Egypt, and Jordan to discuss de-escalating tensions between the Palestinians and Israel.

This meeting was held to improvise a potential peace deal between the two sides. Jordanian, Egyptian, Israeli, Palestinian, and US Senior Officials took part in this meeting at the invitation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. See more here

US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken voiced his support for the historic meeting between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Aqaba, Jordan. He praised the effort of both sides and was encouraged by the discussions that took place.

He called it a “positive step” for Israelis and Palestinians. In addition, US Secretary stressed the two parties to continue the dialogue and take bold action toward peace.

US Secretary also affirmed that the United States will continue to support the process and be an ally in the achievement of a lasting resolution to the conflict.

This gathering came after months of negotiations and was the first such face-to-face meeting between Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas since 2014.

At the meeting, both parties discussed various issues, including the establishment of a two-state solution, security arrangements, economic cooperation, and more. The leaders also exchanged ideas on how to bring peace and stability to the region.

Today’s historic meeting in Aqaba between Israeli and Palestinian leaders marked a significant step forward towards peace, as both sides discussed potential solutions to the conflict.

Appreciating today’s meeting held in Aqaba, Antony Blinken emphasized that both Israel and Palestine should follow through on steps to de-escalate tensions and restore calm.

Significance of the Meeting held in Aqaba

This meeting was an important milestone in the progress toward peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

In a joint statement released after the meeting, the leaders expressed their commitment to continue dialogue to reach a “durable and just peace” between Israelis and Palestinians.

This is a crucial time for the region, and peace can only be achieved through collaboration and compromise. We are hopeful that today’s meeting holds the promise of a brighter future for the region.