His Majesty King Abdullah II received at Al Husseiniya Palace member of the US Senate’s Armed Services Committee Senator Jack Reed and the accompanying delegation.
The meeting focused on Jordanian-US ties, mainly in the military fields, Petra News Agency reported.
His Majesty praised the historical ties and strategic partnership between the two countries, and voiced appreciation of the supportive stance of the US Senate and House of Representatives to Jordan.
The King also reviewed with the US delegation crises in the region, efforts to reach political solutions to them as well as efforts to counter terrorism within a holistic strategy.
The meeting was attended by the Royal Court Chief, the Director of the King’s Office and the US Charge d’Affaires in Amman.
Earlier, King Abdullah II received a delegation of senior officers from the US Army National Defense University (Capstone Fellows), led by retired General Gregory Martin.
In a meeting at Al Husseinyah Palace, the two sides reviewed the latest developments in the Middle East region, and Jordan’s role in bringing about peace and stability in the region.
His Majesty, during the meeting, stressed the importance of re-launching serious and direct negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis on the basis of the two-state solution, which will lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The meeting touched on the role of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), as His Majesty stressed the need to support the UN body to continue providing educational, health and relief services to the refugees.
Fighting terrorism was figured high during the meeting, where the two sides emphasized the need to fight this phenomenon within a holistic approach.
The delegates voiced appreciation for Jordan’s stances under the leadership of King Abdullah II to safeguard world peace and stability.
The meeting was also attended by the Royal Court chief, King’s Office Director, and U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Amman.