Jordan's King Abdullah to meet with Dutch PM

October 31, 2006 13:25

King Abdullah II of Jordan was to meet with Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende on Tuesday and visit the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Abdullah, who is on a three day visit to the Netherlands, laid a wreath Tuesday morning at a national monument in Amsterdam honoring Dutch victims of World War II. On Monday, Abdullah urged the international community to press Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table and forge a lasting Middle East peace. He called for a two-state solution, ensuring a secure Israel and a viable and independent Palestine. On Wednesday they are to visit Flevoland province east of Amsterdam where they plan to see a replica of the Dutch East India company ship "Batavia" and the factory that makes Spyker sports cars.

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