President of the United States

02/12/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/12/2024 18:20

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at the White House. Both leaders acknowledged the 75 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Jordan and the enduring partnership and friendship between our two countries.

The President and King Abdullah II discussed the latest developments in Gaza and affirmed their commitment to work together to produce an enduring end to the crisis. Both remain committed to achieving a durable, lasting peace to include a two-state solution for the Palestinian people with Israel's security guaranteed. Both President Biden and King Abdullah II reiterated their shared commitment to facilitating the increased, sustained delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians in Gaza. President Biden thanked His Majesty for Jordan's critical leadership and partnership in this effort.

The President and King Abdullah II also discussed the importance of stability in the West Bank and in the region more broadly. The President underscored the importance of upholding the status quo at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount, recognizing Jordan's crucial role as the custodian of Muslim holy places in Jerusalem. Both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to working together to realize a more stable and prosperous future for the Middle East and its people, and President Biden confirmed unwavering U.S. support for Jordan and the Jordanian people.