Obama Winds up Jordan visit

Amman (Petra) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday concluded a two-day visit to Jordan during which he held talks with His Majesty King Abdullah II on bilateral ties and political developments in the region.

The two leaders agreed to boost a strategic partnership and cooperation between the two countries, noting that opportunities exist for further advancing ties in various fields "to achieve their common interests."

A key focus of the talks was efforts to bring about comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East based on the two-state solution as the only way to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. They also discussed the repercussions of the Syrian crisis and the huge burdens Jordan had incurred for hosting a growing number of Syrian refugees.

The King and His Royal Highness crown Prince Al Hussein Ibn Abdullah led senior officials at an airport farewell ceremony for the president.

Petra News Agency
March 25, 2013