King receives US assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs

Amman, His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, on Thursday received US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker, who is visiting Jordan as part of a regional tour.

Discussions at the meeting covered the strategic partnership between Jordan and the United States, as well as means of enhancing cooperation in various areas.

King Abdullah expressed appreciation for the support the US provides to Jordan in a number of fields.

The meeting covered recent regional developments, with His Majesty stressing the importance of uniting international efforts to reject all unilateral actions that undermine the two-state solution, which is the only solution that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side with Israel in peace and security.

Discussions also touched on means to reach political solutions to regional crises.

Adviser to His Majesty for Communication and Coordination Bisher Khasawneh attended the meeting.

Source: Jordan News Agency