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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of King Abdullah II of Jordan

President Obama will host His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House on Friday, December 5 to consult on regional issues, including efforts to counter ISIL and find a political solution in Syria, provide humanitarian assistance to refugees from the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, and take steps to calm tensions in Jerusalem.  The President looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah opportunities to strengthen the U.S.-Jordan strategic partnership and advance our political, economic, and security cooperation.  The United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan enjoy a  close and enduring friendship, and this meeting is another opportunity to continue our work together to promote peace, prosperity, and reform in the Middle East.