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King returns home after US visit

[3/14/2019 7:29:36 AM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, Thursday, returned home after concluding a working visit to Washington, DC, where he met with US administration officials and Congress leaders and committees.

King Abdullah’s meetings covered means to bolster Jordan’s strategic partnership with the United States, as well as regional developments, mainly the Palestinian cause.

during his visit, the King met with US Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan, and National Security Adviser John Bolton.

The King also met with Senate Leadership, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), and the Senate’s Armed Services Committee, Committee on Appropriations, and Committee on Foreign Relations, in addition to the House Armed Services Committee.

Moreover, His Majesty met with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and House Leadership, as well as the House of Representatives’ Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, and Foreign Affairs Committee.

The King’s visit to Washington, DC, came after the Congress’ midterm elections, which took place in November 2018.

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