Washington, April 6: The United States President Donald Trump and King Abdullah II of Jordan at While House on Wednesday that covered bilateral ties, regional and international issues. Talks also covered enhancing cooperation in the fields of terrorism, the Mideast peace process, regional crises and their consequences, including Syria, Iraq and Libya.
Mainly, both the leaders discussed the further plans to defeat ISIS once and for all. Trump administration and King Abdullah II during the meet also pledged to protect mankind and civilization and further discussed the measures to combat ISIS collectively. However, after the meeting both the leaders held a press conference and informed about various developments that were taken.
Trump said he was working "very, very hard on trying to finally create peace between Palestinians and Israel and I think we will be successful, I hope to be successful". He also said the Jordanian leader "a tireless advocate for a solution" would help him with his mission.
"Working together, the United States and Jordan can help bring peace and stability to the Middle East and in fact to the entire world. And we will do that," Trump added. Taking about the refugees President Trump said, "We also acknowledged the vital role that Jordan has played in hosting refugees from the conflict in Syria." He further stated that the United States will contribute more aid to Jordan for refugees. "This aid will help countries like Jordan host refugees until it is safe for them to return home," Trump said.
King Abdullah II touched on efforts to resume the Palestinian-Israeli peace process through launching effective negotiations on the basis of the two-state solution and the Arab Peace Initiative, which should end up in the establishment of an independent Palestinian state that lives side by side and in peace with Israel. The King also stressed the importance of maintaining the legitimate and historical status quo in Jerusalem to avoid further turmoil in the region.
The King said that the US leader's "early engagement is beginning to bring Palestinians and Israelis together". "I am very delighted for your vision and holistic approach to all the challenges in the region," King told Trump. "There is a lot of responsibility for all of us in the international community to support the president of the United States and the American people to bring brighter days to all of us," king added.
Notably, this is the second time when Abdullah and Trump have seen with each other this year. The two met briefly in February around an annual Washington prayer breakfast. King Abdullah also met with Vice President Mike Pence in February to discuss the fight against terrorism and the Syrian crisis, according to the White House.