AMMAN – Jordan’s King Abdullah II received British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday for talks on bilateral relations and recent regional and international developments.
“We are delighted to be here with you on your second visit to Jordan this year, and we appreciate your interest,” the king told May at al-Husseiniya Palace.
For her part, the UK prime minister stressed the historical ties and strong security relationship between the two countries, while lauding their firm partnership in economic development.
“We support the vision of Jordan 2025 that you have launched and we would like to help you make progress,” she said to the king.
Abdullah and May also presided over a wider meeting attended by Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki and senior officials from both countries that focused on strengthening economic and military ties between Jordan and the United Kingdom.
Also discussed were counter-terrorism efforts in the region, especially in Syria and Iraq, and the pursuit of peaceful solutions to the Syrian civil war and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.