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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

This morning, the Vice President hosted His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan for a meeting at the Naval Observatory. The King and Vice President discussed a wide range of regional issues. They spoke about the ongoing international effort to degrade and defeat ISIL. They agreed on the need for sustained international support to meet the humanitarian needs of the Syrian people, as well as those of the communities hosting them in Jordan. The Vice President praised the King’s statesmanship in addressing tensions over holy sites in Jerusalem. The Vice President and the King each reaffirmed the strength and importance of the close, enduring partnership between the United States and Jordan, and the Vice President underscored U.S. support for Jordan and its people.