U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh before their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on October 15, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
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Take a look at this aerial view of the Za’atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan. Secretary Kerry visited the camp during his trip to Jordan and met with Syrian refugees on July 18, 2013. Read more about his trip on www.state.gov.
Secretary Kerry is greeted by Jordanian officials upon arriving in Amman, Jordan.
Secretary Kerry is currently on travel to Amman, Jordan where he will meet with Jordanian and Arab League officials to provide an update on Middle East peace, as he said he would when he met with the Arab League delegation in Washington in April. Learn more about his trip on www.state.gov.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and Israeli President Shimon Peres deliver remarks at the World Economic Forum in Dead Sea, Jordan, on May 26, 2013. You can read Secretary Kerry’s remarks here. [State Department photos/ Public Domain]
|—||U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Dead Sea, Jordan, May 26, 2013|
Israeli President Shimon Peres, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas join in a handshake at the beginning of their three speeches at the World Economic Forum in Dead Sea, Jordan, on May 26, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Stuart E. Jones, meets with King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein before a session of the World Economic Forum in Dead Sea, Jordan, on May 26, 2013. Read about the Secretary’s visit to Jordan here. [State Department photos/ Public Domain]
Secretary Kerry will travel May 21 to Muscat, where he will meet with senior Omani officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues.
On May 22, the Secretary will visit Amman, where he will meet with key international partners to further explore ways that the international community can work towards bringing together both sides of the conflict and developing a path toward a negotiated political solution to the crisis in Syria.
On May 23-24, Secretary Kerry will travel to Jerusalem and Ramallah. In Jerusalem, he will meet with Israeli leaders, and in Ramallah he will meet with the Palestinian leadership.
Secretary Kerry will then travel May 24-25 to Addis Ababa, where he will meet with senior Ethiopian officials to discuss bilateral issues and participate in the Golden Jubilee of the Organization of African Unity at the African Union Summit.
On May 26, Secretary Kerry will depart Addis Ababa and return to Amman, where he will participate in the World Economic Forum.
The Secretary will depart Amman and return to Washington on May 27.
About the Author: Colleen Curtis serves as Director of Digital Content at the White House.
President Obama today welcomed His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to the White House, where the two leaders once again discussed the very urgent issues impacting that country, and the rest of the world.
President Obama met with the Jordanian leader last month on his trip to the Middle East, and this afternoon he thanked the King for his “extraordinary” hospitality, and praised his efforts to foster democratization, entrepreneurship and economic development inside Jordan. In remarks to the press before their bilateral meeting, the President said that he believes Jordan can be an “extraordinary model for effective governance in the region.”
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