Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today in Amman with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. The Secretary and King Abdullah II expressed their support for the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and other groups in Gaza and discussed measures to ensure that it holds. The Secretary also reiterated that Palestinians and Israelis equally deserve to live safely and securely, and to enjoy equal measures of freedom, prosperity, and democracy. The United States will work to advance these goals in tangible ways in the immediate term and looks forward to partnering with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in this regard.
The Secretary reiterated the United States’ respect for the special role of Jordan in holy sites in Jerusalem and restated our commitment to the historic status quo at the holy sites.
They discussed regional developments, including Iraq and Syria, and the Secretary commended King Abdullah II for Jordan’s leadership supporting peace in the region. They reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Jordan strategic partnership and expressed a shared desire to make it even stronger.