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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper's Meeting With His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

On October 29, Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper met in Aqaba with His Majesty King Abdullah II and reaffirmed our strong bilateral relationship with Jordan. 

The leaders discussed a broad range of defense and security issues facing Jordan and the broader region. Secretary Esper underscored the United States’ commitment to Jordan’s security, stability and prosperity and thanked King Abdullah II for his efforts to bolster regional security and stability. The Secretary reinforced the importance of utilizing our close relationship to advance our shared objectives and reaffirmed U.S. support for strengthening the security capacity of the Jordanian Armed Forces.