|White House – April 5, 2017 [Image Source: Video]|
From AFP last night
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s King Abdullah II set off for the United States on Thursday for talks with US President Donald Trump on Middle East issues including the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the palace said. Accompanied by his wife Rania, the monarch is also scheduled to meet with senior officials from the Trump administration and members of Congress, the palace said in a statement. His meeting with Trump is expected to take place at the White House on Monday. The White House said in a statement that they would “discuss issues of mutual concern, including terrorism, the threat from Iran and the crisis in Syria, and working towards a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.” [“Jordan king heads to US to discuss peace plan with Trump“, June 21, 2018]
Reuters says President Donald Trump “will welcome King Abdullah of Jordan to the White House on June 25“, quoting the White House.
Trump has hosted Abdullah at least three previous times since becoming president:
- On February 2, 2017 in Washington DC on the sidelines of the National Prayer Breakfast [“Jordan’s King Abdullah to be first Arab world leader to visit Donald Trump“, The Independent UK] During the same visit, Abdullah met with Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary James Mattis and senior members of Congress.
- April 5, 2017 at the White House, including a full formal press joint conference [YouTube]
- September 20, 2017 at a New York City hotel [White House press release]