Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

World

Jordan king to be first Arab head of state to visit Biden at White House since Oct. 7

Jordan’s King Abdullah II is scheduled to meet with President Biden at the White House next week, focusing on the Gaza conflict and rising tensions in the region.

This meeting is significant as it will be the first time an Arab head of state visits the White House since Hamas launched a major attack on Israel last October. The trip, which includes stops in Canada, France, and Germany, aims to rally international support for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, according to the Jordanian Embassy in D.C.

Criticism has been mounting in the Arab world against the Biden administration for its support of Israel and reluctance to call for a Gaza ceasefire.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated, “President Biden and King Abdullah II will discuss the ongoing situation in Gaza and efforts to find a lasting resolution to the crisis.”

She added, “In pursuit of this goal, the two leaders will discuss U.S. efforts to aid the Palestinian people, including increased humanitarian assistance to Gaza, and a vision for a durable peace that includes a two-state solution with Israel’s security guaranteed.”

During his visit, King Abdullah is also expected to meet with Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and members of Congress.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Business

Microsoft Teams had a major hiccup on Friday, causing disruptions and various issues for users. The problem started around 11 a.m. EST and quickly...

Business

JetBlue Airways is considering pulling out of its $3.8 billion acquisition of Spirit Airlines following a federal judge’s blockage of the deal in response...

Business

Tesla is pulling back nearly 200,000 cars in the U.S. over a glitch with the backup camera not kicking in when the car’s in...

Politics

The former US president Donald Trump is aiming to deal a significant blow to the campaign of the former South Carolina governor as she...