Biden to King Abdullah: We will always stand by Jordan

Biden told King Abdullah II, during their meeting at the White House on Monday, that “the United States will always stand by Jordan.”

Al-Mamlaka TV said that King Abdullah II and US President Joe Biden held a summit meeting on Monday at the White House in Washington, during which the two leaders stressed the strength of relations between Jordan and the United States, and their keenness to consolidate them in various fields.

The summit dealt with expanding the horizons of strategic partnership between Jordan and the United States, in addition to regional and international developments, on which the Palestinian issue topped the agenda.

During the meeting, the King expressed his thanks for the US support to Jordan during the Corona pandemic, saying: “We are fighting the Corona pandemic globally, and various countries are facing great challenges and we must work together to confront them as strong partners.”

Biden said that “Washington will continue to strengthen cooperation with Jordan,” adding that “the United States will always stand by Jordan.”

“We look forward to helping you address the challenges Jordan faces,” Biden added.

On Monday, the king arrived at the White House on his official visit to the American capital, Washington.

The King’s meeting with the US President, the first for an Arab leader with President Biden since his election, deals with the strategic relations between Jordan and the United States, and ways to strengthen them in various fields, in addition to the latest developments in the region.

The White House said, “The King’s visit will highlight the enduring and strategic partnership between Jordan and the United States, which is a major partner and ally of the United States.”

“It will be an opportunity to discuss the many challenges facing the Middle East region and highlight Jordan’s leading role in promoting peace and stability in the region,” he added in a statement.

The visit will witness meetings of the king with the staff of the US administration, leaders of Congress, the committees of military services, foreign relations, and appropriations in the Senate, in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Subcommittee on Appropriations of the State Department, foreign operations and related programs in the House of Representatives, and American research centers.

The royal working visit comes after a number of Jordanian diplomatic meetings and activities led by the King, where he had met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and participated in the fourth Jordanian-Egyptian-Iraqi tripartite summit in Baghdad, prior to leaving for the United States.

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