Jordan’s King Abdullah Meets Pence, Discusses Peace Plan

Amman officials have said in the past they would only support a peace plan that includes creation of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital

Jordanian King Abdullah met with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence Monday, as the Trump administration continues preparations for the release of its Middle East peace plan.

Abdullah is visiting Washington this week to discuss several strategic issues, among them the peace plan, which could be presented shortly after Israel’s April 9 Knesset election. The king was not on Trump’s official public schedule for Monday, but Pence and Trump were supposed to have lunch together an hour before the vice president’s bilateral meeting with the Jordanian leader.

The White House readout of the meeting said Pence and King Abdullah met “to discuss the bilateral relationship, the fight against ISIS, and regional dynamics.


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