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King discusses Mideast peace, Syria with US lawmakers
Amman, 25 August 2013

His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday met with US congressmen Duncan Hunter and Adam Smith and discussed the latest regional developments, particularly peace efforts and the repercussions of the Syrian crisis.

At the meeting, King Abdullah reiterated Jordan’s support for US efforts to bring about peace with the resumption of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.

The King stressed the importance of achieving tangible and genuine progress in the talks to arrive at the establishment of an independent Palestinian state that lives side-by-side with Israel according to the two-state solution.

Talks also covered developments in Syria, with His Majesty underlining the Kingdom’s stance in support of a comprehensive political solution to the crisis, and highlighting the burdens imposed on Jordan as a result of hosting a large number of Syrian refugees.

In addition, the two sides discussed Jordanian-US cooperation and means to enhance ties at all levels. The King also thanked the US for its support to Jordan.

The congressmen commended His Majesty’s endeavours to bring about peace and stability in the region and his efforts to lead reform in Jordan.

His Majesty’s Office Director Imad Fakhoury also attended the meeting.