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Jordan-Palestinian confederacy discussed after statehood: King Abdullah

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has reaffirmed that any plans to set up a Jordanian-Palestinian confederacy must wait until after the establishement of an independent Palestinian state. “There could be no discussions on this issue until after the creation of an independent Palestinian state and after the Jordanian and Palestinian people decide their desire for setting up such a confederacy,” he said reaffirming Jordan’s long-standing position. “If our Palestinian brothers wish to have relations with Jordan in the future, it will be examined then,” the king said Thursday. He spoke Wednesday at a meeting with officers from 14 Arab and other countries who were taking part in a training course at the Royal Jordanian National Defence College. Full Story

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