Jordan is scheduled to convene a four-party summit in Amman, on Wednesday, bringing together U.S. President Joe Biden, alongside leaders from Egypt and Palestine. The primary focus of this diplomatic gathering is to address the “grave consequences” stemming from the conflict in Gaza and its broader implications for the Middle East, as reported by state media sources.
The discussions will center on strategies to bring an end to the persistent conflict in Gaza and to chart a path toward a political resolution that can reinvigorate the peace process. This intent was conveyed in an official statement.
Furthermore, King Abdullah of Jordan is set to conduct a separate tripartite summit with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. It is noteworthy that, on Tuesday, the monarch issued a caution against any attempts to relocate Palestinian refugees to Egypt or Jordan, emphasizing that the humanitarian challenges must be addressed within the confines of Gaza and the West Bank.
Amman, having lost the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, to Israel during the 1967 Middle East conflict, is understandably concerned about the potential far-reaching consequences of escalating violence. Given that a significant portion of Jordan’s population comprises Palestinians, the situation raises heightened apprehensions within the country.