Today, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met in Washington with Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi as part of close bilateral consultations between Jordan and the United States on a range of regional issues.  The United States emphasized strong U.S. support for Jordan and the two sides discussed their commitment to strengthening and expanding bilateral cooperation on a range of issues.  The United States also underscored the important of spurring economic growth in Jordan.

The two shared concerns about recent violent confrontations in Jerusalem and discussed common efforts to de-escalate tensions.  Mr. Sullivan recognized the special role Jordan plays in overseeing holy shrines in Jerusalem and thanked Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Safadi for the Kingdom’s efforts with Palestinian and Israeli authorities to bring about calm in the final days of the Holy Month of Ramadan.  Mr. Sullivan also expressed U.S. support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The U.S. and Jordanian officials discussed their serious concerns with the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria and pledged to work together closely to mitigate suffering.

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