Joe Biden to host Jordan king next week to discuss Gaza

Feb 8, 2024



Washington: US President Joe Biden will host Jordan's King Abdullah II in Washington on Monday for talks on a solution Israel-Hamas conflictThe white House Said.
The meeting comes as the United States and regional powers are trying to broker a ceasefire in exchange for the release of hostages GazaAmid hopes of a long-term solution.
“The two leaders will discuss the current situation in Gaza and efforts to permanently end the crisis,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement Thursday.
They will also “talk about the U.S. effort to support the Palestinian people, including increased humanitarian assistance in Gaza, and a vision of a durable peace to include a two-state solution with Israeli security guarantees.”
Jean-Pierre said the Jordanian king will be accompanied by Queen Rania for the visit to the White House, which marks 75 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Jordan.
This will be the first time Biden and Abdullah have met since the Gaza conflict began following a Hamas attack on Israel on October 7.
Biden was scheduled to travel to Jordan for talks with the king when he visited Israel less than two weeks after the attack, but the meeting was canceled after a Gaza hospital explosion sparked anger across the Arab world. Was done.
Biden later backed Israel's claim that the attack was caused by a defective Palestinian rocket.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Abdullah in Amman in January. Jordan's monarch urged the top diplomat to push for a ceasefire in Gaza and end the humanitarian crisis there.



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