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San Francisco, 16/4/2004, (Communication & Information Division - Royal Hashemite Court) - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday arrived to San Francisco at the beginning of a three day working visit to US, that includes a meeting, next Wednesday, in Washington with US President George Bush.
His Majesty King Abdullah II left Amman on Wednesday heading for London on his way to the US where he will hold talks with US President ,George Bush, and members of the US administration on reviving the peace process and the current situations in Iraq.
His Majesty King Abdullah II has voiced pride in the General Intelligence and Public Security Departments' devoted efforts and highly appreciated their vigilance and alertness to unveil and foil plans plotted by terrorist groups aimed to undermine stability and security in the Kingdom through detonating vehicles filled with highly explosive materials.
His Majesty King Abdullah II met on Tuesday a US Congress delegation which includes Tom Defis, Jem Moran and Jane Mary Defoltez, who represent Virginia State. The King outlined Jordan's efforts to reinvigorate the peace process in the region and initiatives aimed to end Palestinian-Israeli conflict through implementing the road map peace plan.
His Majesty King Abdullah II affirmed that Jordan will save no effort in helping Iraqi people to overcome their dilemma and shape their future by themselves. During a meeting with dignitaries and public figures from Karak governorate at Raghadan Palace, His Majesty noted that our efforts focused on helping Iraqis establish their institutions and form their army to safeguard security and stability in their country and to replace the foreign forces occupying their land.
His Majesty King Abdullah II, launched on Monday the Al Mujib Dam Project which aims at securing irrigation water for the agricultural lands in the southern Aghwar region, and providing water to tourism resorts and investment projects on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea.
His Majesty King Abdullah II Sunday said speeding measures to hand over power to the Iraqis and expand their participation in running their affairs would put an end to the deteriorating security in Iraq. During a meeting with dignitaries and public figures in Irbed in northern Jordan, King Abdullah expressed his pain and sorrow over the killing of innocent civilians in acts of violence in Fallujah and other Iraqi cities.
His Majesty King Abdullah II has sent a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush dealing with ways to put an end to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and realize stability in the region.
In presence of His Majesty King Abdullah II, and at a special ceremony at Beit Al Barkat Palace on Saturday, Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bent Al Hussein was engaged to Dubai Heir Apparent and UAE Defense Minister Lt. General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashed Al Makum, Royal Court statement announced Saturday.
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Friday gave instructions to send an urgent relief aid caravan to Falluja, Iraq. The aid included food stuffs, pharmaceuticals and blankets to help ease the Iraqi people's suffering in the besieged city where killing and destruction prevail.