Jordanian king meets with White House peace team
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Jordanian king meets with White House peace team

Abdullah discusses Trump’s peace proposal with Kushner, Greenblatt and Pompeo ahead of its expected release after Israeli elections

King Abdullah II, right, receives White House adviser, Jared Kushner, on August 22, 2017, in Amman, Jordan. (The Royal Hashemite Court Twitter via AP)
King Abdullah II, right, receives White House adviser, Jared Kushner, on August 22, 2017, in Amman, Jordan. (The Royal Hashemite Court Twitter via AP)

JTA — The Trump administration’s Middle East peace team met in Washington with Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, attended the meeting Monday at the Jordanian ambassador’s residence, Reuters reported.

Pompeo and Abdullah also met alone, the State Department confirmed in a statement.

“Pompeo reaffirmed the strength of the US-Jordan bilateral relationship and discussed several matters of mutual interest, including Jordan’s commitment to economic reform and developments in the region related to the conflict in Syria,” the statement said.

Abdullah also met Vice President Mike Pence on Monday.

The Trump peace plan is expected to be released after Israel’s April 9 national elections.

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