FM Ashkenazi meets with Jordanian counterpart, who calls for resuming peace talks

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi met today with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi, the Jordanian foreign ministry says.

An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman confirms the meeting, but declines to give further details.

According to a statement from Jordan’s foreign ministry, Safadi and Ashkenazi discussed “a number of pending concerns, including water, lifting restrictions on Jordanian exports to the West Bank, Jordanian provision of additional electricity to the Palestinian Authority, and organizing movement through border crossings in light of their closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

Safadi’s office also says he emphasized the need to restart bilateral peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians in light of the Palestinian Authority’s recent decision to resume security coordination with Israel.

The two met at the Allenby Bridge Border Crossing, also known as the King Hussein Bridge.

— Aaron Boxerman

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