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Readout of Secretary Carter's Meeting with Advisor to His Majesty the King for Military Affairs and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordan Armed Forces Gen. Mash'al al-Zaben and His Royal Highness Lt. Gen. Prince Faisal bin Hussein

July 22, 2015

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Advisor to His Majesty the King for Military Affairs and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordan Armed Forces Gen. Mash'al al-Zaben and His Royal Highness Lt. Gen. Prince Faisal bin Hussein in Jordan today. Secretary Carter reaffirmed the closeness of the U.S.-Jordan strategic relationship and the leaders discussed mutual concerns in the region including the ongoing crisis in Syria. Secretary Carter expressed his deep appreciation for the Jordan Armed Forces' leadership in the region and commended them for playing a leading role in the global coalition effort to deliver a lasting defeat to ISIL.