The US President and the King of Jordan discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation.
US President Joe Biden and Jordan’s King Abdullah II discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, and security. This is stated in a written statement, which was distributed following a telephone conversation between the American and Jordanian leaders on Wednesday, the press service of the White House.
According to her testimony, Biden assured Abdullah II of “the United States’ strong support for Jordan.” The head of the US administration also expressed the opinion that the leadership of Abdullah II is important “for the United States and the Middle East region.” The sides discussed ” the strong bilateral ties between Jordan and the United States, the important role of Jordan in the region, and the strengthening of bilateral cooperation on numerous political, economic, and security issues,” the White House press service said.
Also, she added, Biden confirmed the support of the current US administration for the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the peaceful coexistence of two states.
The Jordanian authorities announced on April 3 that the kingdom’s intelligence services had uncovered an anti-government plot. In the case of a plot to destabilize the situation in the country, in which the king’s half-brother, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, was involved, 16 former politicians were arrested, all of them are adherents of liberal views. Among those detained are Sherif Hassan bin Zayed, who previously served as the Jordanian monarch’s envoy to Saudi Arabia, and former economic adviser to Abdullah II, former Finance Minister Bassem Awadallah.
On Monday, the office of Abdullah II announced his decision to instruct his uncle, Prince Hassan bin Talal, to settle the conflict between the monarch and his brother “within the framework of the ruling Hashemite family.” Later, a conciliatory message signed by Prince Hamzah appeared, in which he confirmed “loyalty to the King and the Hashemite house.” At the same time, the prince stressed that “the interests of Jordan should be put above all other considerations.”