Biden will host Jordan’s King Abdullah next week to discuss Gaza.

By Ingy Ashraf,

The White House announced that US President Joe Biden will meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Washington on Monday to discuss ways to resolve the Israel-Hamas conflict.

The meeting comes as the US and regional countries attempt to arrange a ceasefire in exchange for the release of captives in Gaza, with the hope of a permanent solution.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated on Thursday in a statement that the two leaders will “discuss the ongoing situation in Gaza and efforts to produce an enduring end to the crisis.”

They will also be discussing “US effort to support the Palestinian people including through enhanced humanitarian assistance into Gaza and a vision for a durable peace to include a two-state solution with Israel’s security guaranteed.”

According to Jean-Pierre, the Jordanian king will be accompanied by Queen Rania on his visit to the White House, which coincides with the 75th year of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

When Biden visited Israel less than two weeks after the incident, he planned to proceed to Jordan for meetings with the king, but the trip was canceled due to an explosion at a Gaza hospital, which sparked outrage throughout the Arab world.

Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, met king Abdullah in Amman in January. The Jordanian monarch requested the top diplomat to advocate for a ceasefire in Gaza and an end to the humanitarian situation there.

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