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King Abdullah II, Abbas agree on need for return to peace talks

Jordanian King Abdullah II and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speak by telephone about efforts for a more long-term ceasefire between Israel and Gaza.

The two agree that the next phase should include a return to negotaitions on a permanent peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, Israel Radio reports.

Abbas also spoke tonight with the head of the Arab League, Nabil el-Araby, who is expected in the Gaza Strip soon, along with several other Arab foreign ministers.

King Abdullah II of Jordan, left, welcomes Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas after his arrival at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, in March, 2013. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)
King Abdullah II of Jordan, left, welcomes Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas after his arrival at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, in March, 2013. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)
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