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Readout of Secretary Kelly's Meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan

Release Date: 
January 30, 2017

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly met with King Abdullah II of Jordan to discuss the Department’s cooperation with Jordan on regional security issues and efforts to strengthen the U.S.-Jordanian relationship.

Secretary Kelly and King Abdullah II discussed the mutual prioritization of continued security cooperation, particularly as it relates to the pressure Jordan faces from regional threats and protecting Jordan’s northern border with Syria from foreign terrorist fighters. Secretary Kelly and King Abdullah II spoke about the importance of countering violent extremism, and Secretary Kelly pledged his support to work with Jordan to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The Department of Homeland Security is committed to continuing to work together in the furtherance of our shared international security interests.

 

Secretary Kelly and King Abdullah II of Jordan meet to discuss continued cooperation on shared security interests

Secretary Kelly and King Abdullah II of Jordan meet to discuss continued cooperation on shared security interests. (DHS Photo/Barry Bahler.)

 

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