King meets US Senate leadership

Washington, DC
02 February 2023

His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday evening met with the Senate majority and minority leaders.
The meeting, attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, covered the deeply-rooted strategic partnership between the two countries, and means of bolstering cooperation, with King Abdullah expressing appreciation of the United States’ support for Jordan in various fields.
Discussing regional developments, the two sides highlighted the important role of the United States, in partnership with Jordan, in promoting stability, stressing the need to step up efforts to de-escalate and promote calm in the Palestinian Territories.
His Majesty reaffirmed the centrality of the Palestinian cause, calling for stepping up efforts to create a political horizon for relaunching the peace process, on the basis of the two-state solution.
In addition, the King highlighted the important role of regional economic integration projects in promoting stability and development in the region.
For their part, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and members of the Senate leadership expressed pride in the deep-rooted relations between the two countries, highlighting Jordan as a key partner in the Middle East, and commending the Kingdom’s role in promoting peace and stability.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, and Jordan’s Ambassador in Washington, DC, Dina Kawar attended the meetings.