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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

The Vice President met yesterday with His Majesty King Abdullah II in Amman, Jordan. The two leaders discussed our ongoing cooperation to defeat ISIL and promote a negotiated political settlement to the conflict in Syria. They also discussed current tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, as well as opportunities for Jordan to increase its energy diversification. The Vice President reiterated the United States' unwavering commitment to Jordan's security and stability, and praised the ongoing military cooperation between the two countries. ‎ He also thanked His Majesty for Jordan's generosity in hosting over 635,000 registered Syrian refugees.