King Meets U.S. Vice President, secretaries of Defence, Homeland Security

تم نشره في Tue 31 January / Jan 2017. 01:00 AM
  • King Meets U.S. secretaries of Defence and Homeland Security - (Petra)
  • King Meets U.S. Vice President - (Petra)

WASHINGTON — His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday, held a meeting in Washington DC with US Vice President, Mike Pence, and held separate meetings in with US secretaries of Defence and Homeland Security, James Mattis and John Kelly.

During His meet with VP Pence, the King emphasized strategic and solid Jordanian-US relations and underscored the United States' role in achieving peace and stability in the Middle East.

King Abdullah said terrorism is a common enemy that threatens everyone, noting, at the same time, that Muslims are the first victims of the Khawarij, who are considered a global problem and do not represent any religion or country, but are targeting everyone who rejects their hatred-based ideology.

His Majesty and the U.S. Vice President discussed efforts to end the Syrian crisis and the importance of the international cooperation in order to find a political solution to this crisis.

They also discussed reviving the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis and launching peace, serious and effective negotiations.

In the meeting, The U.S. Vice President stressed the U.S. commitment to working with Jordan in dealing with these issues.

The meeting also dealt with relations between the two countries, as Pence said his country would continue to support Jordan to enable it to implement economic reforms and helping the Kingdom in carrying the burden of refugees.

Afterwards, His Majesty's meeting with the US Defence Secretary at the Pentagon addressed coordination and consultation between the two countries regarding regional developments, in order to achieve security and stability for the region and its peoples.

King Abdullah discussed security cooperation between the two countries with US Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, who in turn stressed the need to work with Jordan to develop a holistic strategy to fight terrorism, and the importance of cooperation among all countries, given the fact that terrorism is a global phenomenon, which is not limited to specific countries, but reaches all countries.