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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

July 20, 2021

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following readout:

Today in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to reaffirm the U.S.-Jordan defense relationship and to discuss regional security concerns.  Secretary Austin emphasized the United States’ steadfast support for the Jordanian Armed Forces.  Both leaders committed to strengthen the strategic partnership and to continue close cooperation to address regional security challenges. 

Secretary Austin also wished His Majesty a Happy Eid Al Adha.