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Press release: PM meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan: 30 November 2017

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister held a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan in Amman earlier today.

They reflected on the historic relationship between the two countries, and the close bilateral cooperation today. They discussed the importance of Jordan’s continued security, stability and economic sustainability, in the midst of significant instability in the region.

They reviewed the progress the UK and Jordan have made together since the Prime Minister’s last visit in April, including in the fight against Daesh as coalition partners. In particular, they noted the positive impact of the UK’s security support to enable Jordan to deal with internal and external threats.

They discussed the King’s vision for economic reform in Jordan, and the Prime Minister made clear that the UK stands at Jordan’s side in helping to deliver that vision, including through new funding to improve education, create jobs, and boost Jordan’s long-term economic resilience. They agreed that this work should be the focus of long-term bilateral cooperation.

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