Washington, (Petra) - His
Majesty King Abdullah met Tuesday in Washington
with U.S. Defense Secretary, James Mattis,
and U.S. National Security Advisor Herbert
McMaster in two separate meetings. They
discussed the strategic partnership between
Jordan and the United States as well as
King Abdullah discussed ways
to promote military and defense cooperation
between the two countries and the U.S support
to Jordan in these fields.
Regional and international
efforts to combat terrorism within a holistic
strategy, were reviewed, while emphasizing
the importance of intensifying coordination
and cooperation among all countries concerned
in addressing this threat, which is threatening
global peace and security.
The meeting also focused on
the current situation in the Middle East,
especially the Syrian crisis and developments
During his meeting with U.S.
National Security Advisor Herbert McMaster,
aspects of cooperation between the two friendly
countries, were reviewed, especially in
the security field.
Strategic cooperation between
Jordan and the United States, in the framework
of regional and international efforts in
the war on terrorism, was also addressed.
Regarding the efforts to revive
the peace process, His Majesty the King
said the absence of a political horizon
for a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian
issue based on the two-state solution and
the Arab peace initiative will lead to further
His Majesty stressed the need
to preserve the historical situation in
Jerusalem, and said that changing this status
will have negative repercussions on the