Pelosi leads the Congress delegation to Jordan to discuss the Middle East and Syria


"This evening, our bipartisan delegation was honored to meet His Majesty King Abdullah II, Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and senior Jordanian officials," he said. the California Democrat in a note.

"We expressed our continued appreciation for the strategic partnership between the United States and Jordan and initiated a constructive dialogue on regional stability, counter-terrorism, security cooperation, Middle East peace, economic development and other shared challenges," he said.

The nine-member delegation included House Intelligence president Adam Schiff, foreign affairs president Eliot Engel, national security president Bennie Thompson and representative Mac Thornberry, a senior member of the Chamber's armed services committee.

The meeting comes as the United States closely monitors the situation in Syria after Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brokered a ceasefire between Turkey and Syria last week. This agreement followed the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, which shares part of the southern border with Jordan, a move criticized by Republicans and Democrats.

"Our bipartisan delegation is visiting Jordan at a critical time for the security and stability of the region," Pelosi said in the statement. "With the deepening of the crisis in Syria after the Turkish incursion, our delegation has engaged in fundamental discussions on the impact on regional stability, on the increase in the flow of refugees and on the dangerous opening that was provided to ISIS, Iran and Russia ".

The delegation received information from US diplomatic and military officials at the US embassy in Jordan during the trip.



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