Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II

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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in Amman today. The Secretary discussed efforts to reach aceasefire that secures the release of hostages and emphasized that Hamas should accept the proposal on the table. The Secretary also discussed ongoing diplomatic efforts to achieve enduring peace in the region, including through a pathway to an independent Palestinian state with security guarantees for Israel. Secretary Blinken thanked King Abdullah for Jordan’s leadership in facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid, including joint U.S.-Jordan airdrops that to date have delivered over 1,000 tons of humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in Gaza. The two leaders discussed joint efforts to expedite the flow of additional urgently needed aid to Gaza from Jordan through land routes. The Secretary also commended the King’s commitment to economic modernization and vital public sector reforms.