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King to hold summit with Obama on February 14, following Mexico visit
Amman, 29 January 2014

His Majesty King Abdullah will hold a summit meeting with US President Barack Obama, on February 14, during a working visit to the United States.

Talks, which will take place in California, will focus on the historic friendship and partnership between Jordan and the US, and ways to advance bilateral ties in a way that boosts efforts by the two leaderships to promote peace, prosperity and stability throughout the Middle East.

The summit will also address opportunities to strengthen US-Jordanian strategic partnership and means to advance political, economic and security cooperation between the two sides.

Both leaders will also be consulting and coordinating stands on regional developments, especially the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis, and efforts exerted by US Secretary of State John Kerry in this regard, along with developments in Syria and the wider Middle East.

In addition to the summit meeting with President Obama, King Abdullah will meet in Washington, DC with key administration officials, US congressional leaders and committee members as well as representatives from US Islamic and Jewish organisations.

The US visit will follow an official visit by His Majesty to Mexico, upon an invitation by President Enrique Peña Nieto. The King will discuss with the Mexican president and several political and economic leaders ways to strengthen relations in various fields, in addition to Middle East and global issues.