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King urges uniting int'l efforts to reject Israeli unilateral measures

His Majesty receives US assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs

By JT - Sep 12,2019 - Last updated at Sep 12,2019

His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, meets with US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker on Thursday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, on Thursday received US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker, who is visiting Jordan as part of a regional tour.

Discussions at the meeting covered the strategic partnership between Jordan and the United States, as well as means of enhancing cooperation in various areas.

King Abdullah expressed appreciation for the support the US provides to Jordan in a number of fields.

The meeting covered recent regional developments, with His Majesty stressing the importance of uniting international efforts to reject all unilateral actions that undermine the two-state solution, which is the only solution that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side with Israel in peace and security.

Discussions also touched on means to reach political solutions to regional crises.

Adviser to His Majesty for Communication and Coordination Bisher Al Khasawneh attended the meeting.

Schenker’s regional visit also includes stops in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Lebanon for discussions on security and economic issues with government and civil society leaders, a statement from the US embassy said.

"The United States and the American people are committed to the stability of Jordan and economic prosperity for the Jordanian people,” Schenker was quoted as saying in the statement.

Also on Thursday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Huneiti met with Schenker over the latest regional and international developments and discussed means to enhance military cooperation and coordination in a way that best serves the interests of both countries’ armies, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

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