Jordan’s King Abdullah has held discussions with a delegation from the US Congress, Anadolu has reported. The monarch spoke to members of the Armed Services Committee from the US House of Representatives about the conflict in the region, specifically the “fight against terrorism”. The king received the delegation, which is led by Congressman Joe Wilson, in Amman’s Hosseinieh Palace.
The meeting was also attended by Washington’s ambassador in Amman, Alice Wales, and the head of the Jordanian Royal Court. The agenda included the prospects of bilateral Jordan-US cooperation and ways to strengthen such relations even further in various fields. In addition, the latest developments in the wider Middle East were discussed, as well as regional and international efforts to counter the threat of terrorist organisations and extremist ideology, and how to deal with them in way that will preserve the security and stability of the region and the safety of their peoples.
King Abdullah expressed his appreciation for the continued support that the United States provides to his country and its army. In response, the House delegates stressed their huge appreciation for the role of Jordan under the leadership of the king in the fight against terrorism and extremism. It put particular emphasis on continued US support for the kingdom
Jordan vowed that it would wage a merciless war against ISIS a day after the group announced its execution of Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kasasbeh earlier this month. The kingdom is part of the international US-led coalition fighting against the so-called “Islamic State” along with Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi troops and militias.