WASHINGTON, January 12, 2016 ? Defense Secretary Ash Carter reaffirmed the closeness of the strategic relationship between the United States and Jordan during a meeting with King Abdullah II at the Pentagon yesterday.
In a statement summarizing the meeting, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Carter and the Jordanian monarch discussed mutual concerns in the region, including the ongoing crisis in Syria, and that the secretary expressed gratitude for Jordan’s continued contributions to regional efforts to counter Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists.
?They had a good exchange and agreed to continue the close partnership between the United States and Jordan,? Cook added.