President Biden met today with His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at the White House.  Both leaders acknowledged 75 years of partnership and friendship between our two countries.  President Biden congratulated His Majesty on the 25th anniversary of his accession to the throne.

The President and King Abdullah II discussed the latest developments in Gaza and affirmed their commitment to work together towards an enduring end to the crisis.  They further underscored the need for an immediate release of the hostages held by Hamas and a sustainable ceasefire that allows for a surge of the urgently needed humanitarian assistance to be delivered safely through Gaza. Both remain committed to achieving a durable, lasting peace to include a pathway to a Palestinian state, with security guarantees for Israel. Both President Biden and King Abdullah II reiterated their shared commitment to facilitating the increased, sustained delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians in Gaza. President Biden thanked His Majesty for Jordan’s critical leadership and partnership in this effort.

The President and King Abdullah II also discussed the critical importance of stability in the West Bank and support for the reforms now being pursued by the Palestinian Authority. Both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to working together to realize a more stable and integrated Middle East region, and President Biden confirmed unwavering U.S. support for Jordan and the Jordanian people.


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