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King briefs US congressional aides on reform, region
Amman, 2 July 2012

His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday discussed the latest regional developments, bilateral ties and the Kingdom’s reform process with a visiting delegation of US congressional aides.
During the meeting, King Abdullah reviewed the measures Jordan has taken to accelerate the reform process, paramount among which are the laws governing the political system.
The King noted that Jordan is also working on reforms to address the economic challenges facing the country.
On peace efforts, the King reiterated the centrality of the Palestinian issue, stressing that the international community should shoulder its responsibility to push the peace process forward and find a just solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state formula.
His Majesty also underlined the US role in bringing the Palestinians and Israelis back to the negotiating table to discuss all final status issues to realise all the legitimate rights of the Palestinians and ensure the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
His Majesty expressed concern over the situation in Syria, stressing the importance of stopping violence and reaching a political solution to the crisis.
During the meeting, which was attended by the director of the King’s office, Imad Fakhoury, and US Ambassador Stuart E. Jones, the King expressed appreciation for the US Congress’ support of Jordan’s reform endeavour.
For their part, members of the delegation praised the King’s efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region and reforms in Jordan, voicing keenness to support Jordanian-US relations.