King Abdullah of Jordan on Wednesday participated in the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
In a recorded address on behalf of Jordan at the general debate, King Abdullah underscored the importance of collective action, saying “Our work must be coordinated and structured to deliver real-world impact.”
Noting that global partnerships are needed to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, he stressed, adding that this can only be achieved through the two-state solution, which leads to the establishment of an independent, sovereign, and viable Palestinian state on the basis of the June 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side-by-side with Israel in peace and security.
“For our part, Jordan will continue working to preserve the historic and legal status quo of Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian Holy Sites, under Hashemite Custodianship,” the King added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the King referred to the current crisis in Lebanon saying Lebanon is facing a dire humanitarian and economic situation.
“Desperate living-conditions are looming for millions—family tables without food, homes losing electricity and water, workplaces unable to operate. In this time of great need, we owe the Lebanese people our full support, to enable them to rise from this crisis. And that demands a well-planned, well-executed international response, engaging all of us.”
He continued “The world must not forget the millions of refugees in host countries like Lebanon. Jordanians well understand what a serious impact this has. For generations, our country has sacrificed to help millions of refugees fleeing injustice and danger.”
King Abdullah further added “The wellbeing of these millions and the communities that host them remains an international responsibility. It is vital to keep up support for UNHCR, the World Food Programme, and others that care for and offer hope to refugees and their host communities.”