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US senators voice support for Kingdom amid challenges

By JT - Oct 12,2015 - Last updated at Oct 12,2015

HRH Prince Feisal meets with US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and an accompanying delegation in Amman on Monday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — HRH Prince Feisal, the Regent, on Monday received US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his accompanying delegation. 

Talks focused on Jordanian-US relations and the latest developments in the region, according to a Royal Court statement.

Prince Feisal highlighted Jordan's positions in support of regional and international counterterrorism efforts. 

He also underscored the Kingdom's support for efforts to arrive at political solutions for ongoing regional crises, in a manner that boosts global peace and security. 

The meeting addressed the burdens borne by Jordan as a result of hosting large number of Syrian refugees and ways to secure further international support for the Kingdom in this regard. 

McConnell expressed his support for Jordan's role in addressing the various challenges and the King's continued efforts to achieve regional peace and stability.  

Also on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh met with the visiting US Senate delegation over the “strategic Jordanian-US partnership”, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

The two sides also reviewed regional developments. 

Judeh briefed the lawmakers on the latest developments in the Palestinian territories and Israel’s continued violations, stressing the need for immediate efforts to stop the Israeli acts of aggression.    

He highlighted the role that the US can play in this regard.

Discussions also addressed counterterrorism efforts and the latest developments in Syria. 

 

The delegates reasserted their support of Jordan’s role to achieve peace and expressed their understanding of the Kingdom’s burdens in light of the issue of Syrian refugees and economic challenges.

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