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King meets US secretary of defence, national security adviser

(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Washington, DC June 22 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah on Friday met separately with US Secretary of Defence James Mattis and US National Security Adviser John Bolton, and discussed ways to advance Jordanian-US ties, in addition to current developments in the Middle East.

Discussions covered military and defence cooperation between the two countries and means to enhance coordination and consultation on issues of mutual concern, with the aim of achieving security and stability in the region.

The importance of preserving stability and calm in the de-escalation zone in southwestern Syria was discussed at the two meetings.

The meetings also addressed the role of UNRWA in providing education, health, and relief services for Palestinian refugees, and the need to support the UN agency to continue its humanitarian role.

Moreover, discussions tackled a number of regional issues and crises, and efforts to resolve them through political solutions, as well as efforts to fight terrorism within a holistic approach and Jordanian-US cooperation in this regard.

22/6/2018 - 10:48:51 PM


King meets US secretary of defence, national security adviser


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