President Donald J. Trump met with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in New York on Wednesday, the third day of the annual United Nations General Assembly. The President conveyed the United States’ commitment to the stability, security, and prosperity of Jordan, as the country continues to play a pivotal leadership role in the Middle East.
President Trump highlighted Jordan’s critical role in fighting radicalization and affirmed the King's efforts to promote lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians as one of only two Arab nations that has made peace with Israel. The two leaders proceeded to discuss bilateral cooperation on a range of issues, including how to accelerate the defeat of ISIS as well as building on the success of de-escalation zones in southern Syria. President Trump also stressed the importance of Jordan’s partnership in combatting Iran’s destabilizing activities and terrorism of all kinds in the Middle East and the world at large.
“We’re both fighting together,” said the King. “Terrorism is a scourge around the world. I think Jordan will always stand beside your country.”
The President thanked the King for his humanitarian efforts to welcome Syrian refugees into Jordan and pledged his commitment to an ongoing economic partnership with Jordan.