JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israels hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday to hold talks with the Palestinians, in his first remarks on the troubled Middle East peace process since taking office. In a phone call with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, Netanyahu spoke of the cooperation and the discussions that they have had in the past and added that he intends to do so again in the future in order to advance peace between us and the Palestinians, a statement from his office said. Abbas had called Netanyahu for the Jewish holiday of Passover and the two had a friendly and warm conversation, it said. The statement did not mention the creation of a Palestinian state - an idea that Israel had committed itself to under a 2003 international roadmap peace plan but that Netanyahu currently opposes. Abbas insists that Israels new government must commit to a two-state solution before the resumption of peace talks, and Israels staunch ally Washington has also repeatedly reaffirmed its support for a Palestinian state. A senior official from Abbas office would only say that the President had called Netanyahu to congratulate him on Passover. Later on Sunday Abbas met Saudi King Abdullah to brief him on the peace process and also on reconciliation talks between rival factions Fatah and Hamas, Palestinian spokesman Mahir Karaki said in Riyadh. Netanyahus statement was his first on the Middle East peace process since he took office on April 1 at the helm of a largely right-wing government that has sparked concern over the fate of the stalled negotiations. Obama and Jordans King Abdullah II will discuss Middle East peace efforts at a White House meeting on April 21, the Jordanian palace said on Sunday. The summit will focus on efforts to reach a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and realise comprehensive Middle East peace, it said in a statement issued in Amman. The king will convey the united Arab position (on the peace process), the palace added. While in the United States, King Abdullah will also meet with US officials as well as leaders of the Arab, Muslim and Jewish communities to discuss Middle East peace efforts, it said. Meanwhile, Palestinian security officials said on Sunday that they had found a Hamas bomb-making factory underneath a mosque in the occupied West Bank. Security forces found a bomb-making factory inside a mosque in Qalqiliya, an Interior Ministry statement said. Many of the bombs were ready to use and many of them were of industrial grade. A senior security official told AFP that Fatah-led Palestinian security forces had detained many people for questioning after the discovery, saying: This factory belongs to Hamas.