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Thursday, February 13, 2014

READOUT: VP BIDEN MEETING WITH KING ABDULLAH II OF JORDAN

FROM:  THE WHITE HOUSE 
Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

The Vice President hosted His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan for breakfast at the Naval Observatory.  The Vice President and the King discussed ongoing efforts to bring about a political transition and an end to the conflict in Syria.  They spoke about how best to address the growing threat of violent extremism fueled by the Syrian conflict.  The Vice President and the King agreed on the urgent need for greater humanitarian access inside Syria and continued support for Syrian refugees and host communities.   The Vice President voiced U.S. support for the King’s efforts to achieve political and economic progress.  Both sides expressed appreciation for the enduring strength of the U.S.-Jordan partnership.  The King will meet with President Obama in Rancho Mirage, California, on Friday.