Jordan- King meets U.S. Secretary of State

(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency)

Washington, DC June 22 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah, on Friday, discussed Jordan & rsquo;s strategic partnership with the United States, and regional and international developments during a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

During the meeting, held at the State Department, discussions underlined the importance of the historical ties of friendship between Jordan and the United States, and the commitment to advancing them in various fields while maintaining coordination and consultation on issues of mutual concern.

Moreover, the meeting covered efforts to move the peace process forward.

King Abdullah stressed the importance of stepping up efforts to relaunch serious and effective Palestinian-Israeli negotiations based on the two-state solution, and leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on Palestinian national soil, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Discussions also addressed the need to support of UNRWA to enable it to continue its education, health, and relief services for Palestinian refugees.

The importance of supporting efforts to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis through the Geneva process was also discussed, in addition to the need to preserve the de-escalation zone in southwestern Syria, which was secured through a trilateral Jordanian-US-Russian agreement.

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Adviser to His Majesty and Director of the Office of His Majesty Manar Dabbas, and Jordan & rsquo;s Ambassador to the United States Dina Kawar attended the meeting.

& Secretary Pompeo hosted a luncheon in honour of His Majesty and the accompanying delegation.

& The King also signed the guestbook at the State Department.

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