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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi and his Belgian counterpart Philippe Goffin, Monday, discussed efforts aimed at crystalizing an international position to prevent Israel from following through on annexing large parts of the West Bank.

In talks held over the phone, Safadi briefed Goffin on Jordan’s position that utterly rejects any Israeli decisions to annex parts of occupied Palestine, pointing out that if implemented, the annexation move will constitute a flagrant violation of international law and an undermining of the two-state solution, which the peaceful process has been based on.

Goffin reiterated Belgium’s position that rejects the annexation decision, adding that the two state-solution is the only way to end the decades-long conflict.

Safadi highlighted Europe’s role in bringing forth an international action that would prevent Israel from following through on its plans, and reinvigorating serious negotiations in accordance with the international law.

On the hot topic of COVID-19, the top diplomats emphasized solidarity in the fight against the disease and its fallout.

Goffin expressed gratitude to the Kingdom for sending medical aid following talks held over the phone between His Majesty King Abdullah II and Philippe of Belgium.