Germany, Jordan optimistic on Mideast peace

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25 February 2005, BERLIN - Visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II emerged from talks with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Berlin on Friday saying both leaders were optimistic about longterm prospects for peace in the Middle East. Both men said an historic window of opportunity had opened for resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "Now it is especially important for the United States to seize the opportunity to advance the cause of peace," said Schroeder after the talks with the Jordanian mona

25 February 2005

BERLIN  - Visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II emerged from talks with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Berlin on Friday saying both leaders were optimistic about longterm prospects for peace in the Middle East.

Both men said an historic window of opportunity had opened for resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"Now it is especially important for the United States to seize the opportunity to advance the cause of peace," said Schroeder after the talks with the Jordanian monarch.

The two men termed the recent election in Iraq as a positive step toward peace and stability in that country.

"The international community must ensure that Iraq becomes able to maintain security for itself," Schroeder said.

The German leader and his Jordanian guest also called on Iran to refrain from building nuclear weapons.

Schroeder said, "We are firm on this matter and also firm in the view that it must be achieved diplomatically," Schroeder said.

DPA

Subject: German news
 

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