His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday received a US Congress delegation headed by US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, according to a royal court statement. The meeting, attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, covered the historic friendship and strategic partnership between Jordan and the United States, as well as means of enhancing ties in various fields. King Abdullah expressed appreciation of the United States and its Congress for support to Jordan, highlighting the importance of enhancing cooperation and maintaining coordination on issues of mutual concern. The meeting also covered regional and international developments, and means of reaching political solutions to crises in the region and beyond. His Majesty reiterated the need to step up efforts to find a political horizon to the Palestinian cause that would lead to relaunching negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis to reach just and comprehensive peace, on the basis of the two-state solution, guaranteeing the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, and US Ambassador to Jordan Henry Wooster attended the meeting.
Source: Jordan News Agency