generations of hostility, blood and tears and in the wake of years
of pain and wars, His Majesty King Hussein and Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin are determined to bring an end to bloodshed and
sorrow. It is in this spirit that His Majesty King Hussein of the
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Prime Minister and Minister of
Defense, Mr. Yitzhak Rabin of Israel, met in Washington today at the
invitation of President William J. Clinton of the United States of
America. This initiative of President William J. Clinton constitutes
an historic landmark in the United States' untiring efforts in
promoting peace and stability in the Middle East. The personal
involvement of the President has made it possible to realise
agreement on the content of this historic declaration. The signing of
this declaration bears testimony to the President's vision and
devotion to the cause of peace.
their meeting, His Majesty King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin have jointly reaffirmed the five underlying principles of
their understanding on an Agreed Common Agenda designed to reach the
goal of a just, lasting and comprehensive peace between the Arab
States and the Palestinians, with Israel.
and Israel aim at the achievement of just, lasting and comprehensive
peace between Israel and its neighbours and at the conclusion of a
Treaty of Peace between both countries.
2. The two
countries will vigorously continue their negotiations to arrive at a
state of peace, based on Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 in
all their aspects, and founded on freedom, equality and
respects the present special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
in Muslim Holy shrines in Jerusalem. When negotiations on the
permanent status will take place, Israel will give high priority to
the Jordanian historic role in these shrines. In addition the two
sides have agreed to act together to promote interfaith relations
among the three monotheistic religions.
4. The two
countries recognise their right and obligation to live in peace with
each other as well as with all states within secure and recognised
boundaries. The two states affirmed their respect for and
acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and
political independence of every state in the area.
5. The two
countries desire to develop good neighbourly relations of
cooperation between them to ensure lasting security and to avoid
threats and the use of force between them.
long conflict between the two states is now coming to an end. In
this spirit the state of belligerency between Jordan and Israel has
D. Following this declaration and in keeping with the Agreed
Common Agenda, both countries will refrain from actions or
activities by either side that may adversely affect the security of
the other or may prejudice the final outcome of negotiations.
Neither side will threaten the other by use of force, weapons, or
any other means, against each otherm and both sides will thwart
threats to security resulting from all kinds of
Majesty King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin took note of
the progress made in the bilateral negotiations within the
Jordan-Israel track last week on the steps decided to implement the
sub- agendas on borders, territorial matters, security, water,
energy, environment and the Jordan Rift Valley.
In this framework, mindful of items of the
Agreed Common Agenda (borders and territorial matters) they noted
that the boundary sub-commission has reached agreement in July 1994
in fulfillment of part of the role entrusted to it in the
sub-agenda. They also noted that the sub-commission for water,
environment and energy agreed to mutually recognise, as the role of
their negotiations, the rightful allocations of the two sides in
Jordan River and Yarmouk River waters and to fully respect and
comply with the negotiated rightful allocations, in accordance with
agreed acceptable principles with mutually acceptable quality.
Similarly, His Majesty King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
expressed their deep satisfaction and pride in the work of the
trilateral commission in its meeting held in Jordan on Wednesday,
July 20th 1994, hosted by the Jordanian Prime Minister, Dr.
Abdessalam al-Majali, and attended by Secretary of State Warren
Christopher and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. They voiced their
pleasure at the association and commitment of the United States in
Majesty King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin believe that
steps must be taken both to overcome psychological barriers and to
break with the legacy of war. By working with optimism towards the
dividends of peace for all the people in the region, Jordan and
Israel are determined to shoulder their responsibilities towards the
human dimension of peace making. They recognise imbalances and
disparities are a root cause of extremism which thrives on poverty
and unemployment and the degradation of human dignity. In this
spirit His Majesty King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
have today approved a series of steps to symbolise the new era which
is now at hand:
telephone links will be opened between Jordan and
electricity grids of Jordan and Israel will be linked as part of a
3. Two new
border crossings will be opened between Jordan and Israel - one at
the southern tip of Aqaba- Eilat and the other at a mutually agreed
point in the north.
principle free access will be given to third country tourists
traveling between Jordan and Israel.
5. Negotiations will be accelerated on opening an international
air corridor between both countries.
police forces of Jordan and Israel will cooperate in combating crime
with emphasis on smuggling and particularly drug smuggling. The
United States will be invited to participate in this joint
7. Negotiations on economic matters will continue in order to
prepare for future bilateral cooperation including the abolition of
all economic boycotts.
All these steps are being implemented
within the framework of regional infrastructural development plans
and in conjunction with the Jordan-Israel bilaterals on boundaries,
security, water and related issues and without prejudice to the
final outcome of the negotiations on the items included in the
Agreed Common Agenda between Jordan and Israel.
Majesty King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin have agreed to
meet periodically or whenever they feel necessary to review the
progress of the negotiations and express their firm intention to
shepherd and direct the process in its entirety.
conclusion, His Majesty King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin wish to express once again their profound thanks and
appreciation to President William J. Clinton and his Administration
for their untiring efforts in furthering the cause of peace, justice
and prosperity for all the peoples of the region. They wish to thank
the President personally for his warm welcome and hospitality. In
recognition of their appreciation to the President, His Majesty King
Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin have asked President
William J. Clinton to sign this document as a witness and as a host
to their meeting.
His Majesty King Hussein Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin President William J.