As part of the multinational Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, President Barack Obama met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Monday to discuss, among other things, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to encourage both sides to resume proximity peace talks, according to the AFP.

AFP via Google News:

The White House said in a statement that the two leaders discussed the impasse in US efforts to launch indirect peace talks when they met on the sidelines of a 47-nation nuclear security summit here.

“Both agreed that Israeli-Palestinian proximity talks should begin as soon as possible, and transition quickly to direct negotiations,” the statement said.

“They also agreed that both sides should refrain from actions that undermine trust during these talks.”

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