Monday, June 12, 2006 |  Staff Writer
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with King Abdullah on Thursday at the Royal Palace, the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited Amman since September 2000. Olmert assured King Abdullah that the Convergence Plan would not affect the stability of the Hashemite kingdom, as it would be implemented in consideration of Jordanian concerns. This attempt at words of assurance was not enough to convince Abdullah that the only route to peace in the region is by negotiating with the Palestinians. Olmert and Abdullah agreed to strengthen their mutual war on global terrorism as well as their relationship between the two countries. The king accepted Olmert’s invitation to Israel.

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