King meets Senate committees on second day at US Congress

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His Majesty King Abdullah holds a meeting with the chair and members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, attended by Her Majesty Queen Rania HRH Crown Prince Hussein. (Photo: Royal Court)
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday continued his meetings in the US Congress by meeting with the Senate Armed Services, Appropriations, and Foreign Relations Committees, a Royal Court statement said.اضافة اعلان

Discussions at the meetings highlighted the role of the strategic partnership between Jordan and the US in promoting peace in the region, as well as expanding horizons of cooperation in various fields, and maintaining coordination and consultation on issues of mutual interest.

Attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, the meetings addressed the latest regional and international developments, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause.

At the meetings, some of which were also attended by Her Majesty Queen Rania, King Abdullah noted the US’ leading role in the region and worldwide, expressing appreciation of its support for the Kingdom in various fields.

His Majesty reaffirmed Jordan’s steadfast position towards the Palestinian cause, calling for stepping up international efforts towards restoring calm and de-escalation and reiterating rejection of unilateral measures that undermine peace prospects and push the region into further violence and instability.

His Majesty King Abdullah holds a meeting with the chair and members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, attended by Her Majesty Queen Rania HRH Crown Prince Hussein. 

The King said Jordan is keen to continue working with the US and the international community to create a political horizon that allows for relaunching serious Palestinian-Israeli negotiations for just and comprehensive peace, on the basis of the two-state solution, guaranteeing the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side-by-side with Israel in peace and security.

The meetings covered regional developments, including the importance of enhancing Iraq’s security and stability and addressing the latest developments in Lebanon, as well as international efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

For their part, the US senators expressed their support for Jordan’s political, economic, and administrative modernization programs, commending His Majesty’s determination to move forward with them despite regional conditions.

They also lauded the Kingdom’s mission, under the King’s leadership, to work towards regional peace, stability, and cooperation, expressing keenness to listen to His Majesty’s views on key regional issues.

The US lawmakers highlighted Jordan’s important role in safeguarding holy sites in Jerusalem, in line with the Hashemite Custodianship, expressing appreciation for the Kingdom’s efforts in hosting refugees, and providing them with various vital services.

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.

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