Readout of Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Dina Powell and Tim Lenderking’s Meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan

On August 23, 2017, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs Tim Lenderking met with King Abdullah II of Jordan and his senior advisors to discuss advancing President Trump’s goal of a genuine and lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.  The two sides affirmed their close relationship and committed to strengthening their close cooperation.  King Abdullah expressed his support for peace efforts and the two sides agreed to continue coordinating closely to achieve that goal.  The United States representatives thanked King Abdullah for the critical contributions Jordan makes to help create an environment conducive to peacemaking.  The sides also discussed the importance of strengthening the relationship between Israel and Jordan to improve prospects for a mutually beneficial peace.   Both sides stressed their shared priority of cutting off all support for terrorists and extremists.