“I salute the initiative of the Al Qods’ call launched by His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Holiness Pope Francis,” said the Jordanian monarch.
On Saturday, King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis signed the Jerusalem appel, aiming to preserve the holy city as a shared heritage and to safeguard it.
Commenting on the decision, King Abdullah II posted a tweet commending the King’s initiative. According to King Abdullah II the decision came too “highlight the place of Al Quds Al Sharif as a symbol of living together and mutual respect and as a human heritage.”
أحيي مبادرة “نداء القدس”، التي أطلقها أخي جلالة الملك محمد السادس وقداسة البابا فرنسيس، للتأكيد على مكانة القدس الشريف كرمز للعيش المشترك والاحترام المتبادل والتراث الإنساني. القدس تجمع ولا تفرق وعلينا أن نعمل معا لتبقى عنوان السلام
— عبدالله بن الحسين (@KingAbdullahII) March 31, 2019
The signing of the Jerusalem Appeal came three days after the King of Jordan visited King Mohammed VI.
On March 28, King Mohammed VI and King Abdullah discussed Israel’s growing worrying policies in Jerusalem, accusing Israeli authorities of undermining the city’s legal and historical status.
Both monarchs said that Palestinians have the right to return to Israeli-occupied territories and their struggle for equal and dignified treatment as citizens should remain a rallying cry for governments of the MENA region.
Prior to his visit to Morocco, King Abdullah II canceled his trip to Romania over remarks made by Romania’s Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, who said that her country would soon move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.