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King meets congressional delegates over ties, region

Feb 20,2014 - Last updated at Feb 20,2014

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday met a delegation from the US House of Representatives’ subcommittee on defence (appropriations committee) and discussed means to foster bilateral ties. 

Talks also covered the US Congress’ support to Jordan to enable it to overcome challenges imposed by the regional crises, in addition to efforts to bring about peace in the Middle East and the latest developments in Syria, according to a Royal Court statement.   

The delegates, headed by Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), are currently on a visit to the Kingdom as part of a regional tour. 

Also on Thursday, President of the Senate’s Committee for Arab, International and Expatriates Affairs Samir Rifai met with the delegation and discussed the “deep” ties between Jordan and the US, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

Rifai underlined the Kingdom’s stance in supporting a political solution for the Syrian crisis, Petra reported. 

Meanwhile, Minister of Interior Hussein Majali met with a delegation representing the Congress’ subcommittee on internal, defence and the environment and discussed the security, economic, political and humanitarian challenges facing Jordan as a result of the Syrian crisis, according to Petra.

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