President Obama and Jordanian King Abdullah II spoke by phone Wednesday about the Middle East. Here’s the Jordanian Embassy’s release on the conversation:
His Majesty King Abdullah II received a phone call from U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday, during which the two leaders discussed the current situation in the Middle East, particularly efforts to launch effective and serious negotiations to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of a two-state solution.
King Abdullah noted the importance of American support of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians stressing the need for the administration to engage in efforts to achieve peace as soon as possible through a clear vision that outlines concrete steps towards the establishment of an independent and viable Palestinian state.
His Majesty also expressed his appreciation for President Obama’s position regarding the need to reach a comprehensive and lasting peace in the region, on the basis of a two-state solution.
During the telephone conversation, President Obama invited His Majesty to visit Washington.