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Rice holds talks with Jordan king
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman
Ms Rice has urged Arab states to boost the peace process
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has met Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman, as part of efforts to revive the Middle East peace process.

Ms Rice briefed the king on her joint meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday.

The Jerusalem summit ended without any significant progress.

In Amman, Ms Rice also met security officials from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

Ms Rice said on Monday she hoped that Arab states understood they had a role to play in encouraging the peace process.

On Wednesday, she is to hold talks in Berlin with other members of the Quartet group of Middle East mediators.

The Quartet comprises of the EU, Russia, UN and the US.


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