King continues meetings with US Congress leaderships

Washington, DC - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday met with top US Congressmen for talks on ways to enhance ties between the two countries and the latest developments in the Middle East.

The royal talks focused on guaranteeing US loans to Jordan and ways to increase the US support and assistance to the Kingdom, mainly in the energy and water sectors.

King Abdullah met with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Chairs and members of the Congress and Senate Appropriations Sub-Committee on State and Foreign Operations and the Chairperson of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Robert Menendez.

Talks also touched on the latest developments in the Middle East, mainly the regional and international efforts to fight terrorism and extremism and ways to resume talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis according to the two-state solutions. The meetings also dealt with the need to support Egypt to help it address its challenges, the latest developments in Syria and Iraq. King Abdullah stressed the need to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis, noting the Jordanian efforts to support the security and stability of Iraq.

King Abdullah highlighted the efforts being exerted by Jordan to enhance the regional security and stability as well as finding solutions to challenges facing the region. The King also spoke about efforts to breathe life into the peace process, while noting the Jordanian role in restoring calm to Jerusalem and defusing the recent crisis their.

Petra News Agency
December 4, 2014