Abbas, Jordan King Sign Agreement on Defense of Jerusalem and Holy Sites

AMMAN, March 31, 2013 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas and the king of Jordan, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, Sunday signed an agreement on the defense of Jerusalem and the holy sites.

Abbas arrived in Jordan on Sunday to meet with king Abdallah to hold a session of talks regarding the latest developments.

Minister of Waqf and Religious Affairs Mahmoud Habbash, who also attended the signing of the agreement, told WAFA that this agreement is for the coordination and corporation in the protection and care of al-Aqsa mosque and all the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.

He said that this agreement stresses the historical Jordanian role in protecting the holy sites in Jerusalem as well as stresses the Palestinian sovereignty of the Palestinian Territory, including east Jerusalem, the capital of the state of Palestine.

Source: WAFA News