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Jordan’s King Abdullah meets US Congress

Arab leader also met with US secretary of state John Kerry to discuss the Middle East peace process

Jordan’s King Abdullah meets US Congress
Jordan's King Abdullah II (centre) met with members of Congress in the US ahead of meetings with vice president Joe Biden, and president Barack Obama. Here he is pictured with (L-R) Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman Barbara Mikulski, Senator Mike Johanns and Senator Chris Coons.
Jordan’s King Abdullah meets US Congress
King Abdullah’s visit will include discussions about Syria, among various other topics. Here he poses for photographs with (L-R) Senator Patrick Leahy, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senator John Cornyn.
Jordan’s King Abdullah meets US Congress
King Abdullah walking through the US Capitol building in between meetings with the Senate’s foreign relations and appropriations committees in Washington DC.
Jordan’s King Abdullah meets US Congress
Jordan’s geographic position in relations to Syria has made it an important base for US troops in the Middle East.
Jordan’s King Abdullah meets US Congress
King Abdullah poses photographs with the Senate foreign relations committee chairman Robert Menendez (L) and senator Tim Kaine (R).
Jordan’s King Abdullah meets US Congress
As well as meeting with the Senate, King Abdullah also met with US secretary of state John Kerry to discuss the Middle East peace process.
Jordan’s King Abdullah meets US Congress
Jordan has taken in more than half a million refugees from neighbouring Syrian, and is concerned about regional instability stemming from the crisis.