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His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Meets with the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry. Plus, Other News. (VIDEO)

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His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan along with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II welcomed the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, to Al-Hummar Palace in Amman this afternoon.  During their meeting discussions focused on the latest developments in Syria as well as other important world issues.

His Majesty also met with British Foreign Secretary, Rt. Honorable Mr. William Hague to discuss British and Jordanian bilateral relations, developments in the Middle East, and the “…importance of re-launching negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis based on a two-state solution…” notes Petra News.

On Friday, His Majesty King Abdullah II will open the 2013 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa to be held at the Dead Sea in Jordan.  Roughly 900 attendees from around the world are expected to participate in the three-day conference, including the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, United States Republican Senator, Mr. John McCain, and former British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, to name a few.

The theme of this conference, according to the official website for the World Economic Forum, is:

“…Advancing Conditions for Growth and Resilience and will focus on shaping the region’s economic, social and governance systems of the future.

This year’s program has been shaped around three core areas: new partnerships for employment, entrepreneurship and infrastructure; strengthening economic governance; and advancing regional cooperation and resilience.” 

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