Joe Biden Meets Jordan’s King Abdullah To Focus on Center East Points

US President Joe Biden introduced the supply of greater than 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines to Jordan. (File)


US President Joe Biden held Oval Workplace talks on Monday with Jordan’s King Abdullah, a key US ally in a risky area, within the first of three face-to-face conferences anticipated quickly with Center East leaders.

Abdullah, who confronted down a problem to his authority in April from his half-brother, Prince Hamza, met Biden for the primary time because the US president took workplace in January. Biden known as the king a “good, loyal, respectable good friend.”

“You have at all times been there, and we’ll at all times be there for Jordan,” Biden informed reporters throughout a picture-taking session. He mentioned he needed to listen to about developments within the Center East from the king.

“You reside in a tricky neighborhood,” he mentioned.

Abdullah mentioned his area has many challenges. “You may at all times rely on me, my nation and plenty of of our colleagues within the area,” he informed Biden.

Within the assembly, Biden introduced the supply of greater than 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines to Jordan and the 2 leaders mentioned the US-Jordan protection relationship and Syria’s humanitarian disaster, the White Home mentioned in an announcement.

“President Biden counseled the essential function Jordan performs within the wider stability of the area,” it mentioned

Additionally they mentioned Center East peace efforts and Biden voiced his help for a two-state answer to the Israeli-Palestinian battle and Jordan’s engagement with the brand new Israeli authorities, the White Home mentioned.

Tensions stay excessive following the 11-day warfare in Could between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

Abdullah performs a novel function within the Center East, seen by US officers as a reasonable and pragmatic chief who can play a mediating function.

He’s the primary Center East chief to go to the Biden White Home, to be adopted on July 26 by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. US and Israeli officers are engaged on scheduling a gathering quickly between Biden and new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who just lately changed Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jordan’s picture as an island of stability within the turbulent Center East was known as into query after Prince Hamza was accused of a plot to destabilize the nation in April.

Biden has supplied full help to Abdullah, who was joined on the White Home by his spouse, Queen Rania.

Abdullah can have a working breakfast with Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday on the vice chairman’s residence. He can even meet Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the State Division.

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