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Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' Meeting With His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan yesterday at the Jordanian ambassador's residence in Washington D.C. to reaffirm the strong bilateral security partnership between the United States and Jordan.

The leaders discussed a broad range of regional issues, and the Secretary thanked King Abdullah's leadership and commitment to regional security and stability. The Secretary also expressed his appreciation for the Jordanian Armed Forces role in the defeat ISIS campaign.

Secretary Mattis thanked King Abdullah for his unwavering support to a strong bilateral security partnership.