US President Joe Biden stressed during his meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II - who is visiting Washington - the need to find mechanisms to reduce escalation and support calm efforts in the Palestinian territories.

According to a statement by the Jordanian Royal Court, the US President acknowledged the primary role of the Kingdom of Jordan in supervising the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem, and stressed the need to preserve the current historical situation in the Temple Mount.

The statement quoted King Abdullah II as calling for intensifying international efforts to re-launch negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

For his part, the White House said in a statement that Biden affirmed the United States' "firm support for Jordan, which constitutes a vital ally and a force for stability in the Middle East."

The US President also renewed his support for the two-state solution, stressing the need to preserve the historical status quo on the Temple Mount.

Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations have been suspended since April 2014 for several reasons, including Israel's refusal to release former detainees and halt settlements.