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His Majesty King Abdullah II Meet US Delegation
Amman, 6 January 2002

His Majesty King Abdullah II discussed on Sunday with Member of the Sub-Committee of the Middle East and South Asia at the US House of Representatives Deputy Kari Ackerman and Democratic Senator John Rockfelev as well as their accompanying delegation Jordanian-US ties, ways of promoting them and the current developments in the region.

During the meeting which was attended by Royal Court Chief, His Majesty voiced Jordan`s appreciation to the US role in supporting efforts that aim at ending violence in the Palestinian lands and putting the peace process back on its proper track.

The King affirmed that the achievement of peace in the region is linked to fulfilling the legitimate rights of Palestinians.

He also briefed the US delegation on changes that Jordan`s economy is undergoing, noting the support that is provided by the US to Jordan as well as the economic and social transformation programme.

Member of the US delegation for their part stressed commitment of the US to strengthen relations between the two countries especially with regard to supporting Jordan`s economy.