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US lawmakers laud Jordan’s pro-peace efforts

By JT - Mar 30,2015 - Last updated at Mar 30,2015

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday received a delegation from the US Senate with whom he discussed ways to strengthen Jordanian-US relations, and the latest developments at regional and international levels. 

During a meeting at Al Husseiniya Palace, headed by US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, King Abdullah expressed his appreciation of the US for supporting Jordan’s efforts to address the challenges facing it and carry out its comprehensive development plans, a Royal Court statement said. 

They went over the latest developments in the Middle East, especially anti-terrorism efforts and endeavours to make peace in the region. 

King Abdullah stressed the importance of intensifying international and regional efforts to confront the threats of terrorism and terrorist groups that try to undermine the security and the stability of all countries, with no exception. 

Regarding efforts to achieve peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis, the King stressed the need to revive peace negotiations between the two sides, to arrive at a just and comprehensive peace. 

The Monarch reiterated Jordan’s position in support of a political solution to the crisis in Syria. He also urged work to bring about stability in Iraq, Yemen and Libya. 

The visiting delegates praised of the strides Jordan has taken to expedite its development process.

Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh, Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Judeh and King’s Office Director Jafar Hassan attended the meeting. 

Also on Monday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Gen. Mashal Al Zaben met McConnell and the accompanying delegates in the presence of HRH Prince Feisal. 

Discussions covered bilateral ties and prospects for further cooperation.

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