King Abdullah II of Jordan
King of Jordan Abdullah II discussed in Amman with the head of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Kenneth Mackenzie, the situation in the Middle East region, including the Palestinian question, and the fight against terrorism.
вЂњKing Abdullah II received on Saturday the head of the US Central Command, General Kenneth Mackenzie. During the meeting, the strategic partnership between the two countries was discussed, primarily in the field of military cooperation and security ... The situation in the region was also discussed ... Palestinian issues,вЂќ According to the official statement of the royal palace.
During the conversation, issues of international and regional efforts in the fight against terrorism were also reportedly raised.
Amman and Washington are linked by many years of military-technical cooperation. The Royal Armed Forces, in conjunction with the US Armed Forces, conduct exercises, the main of which вЂ” under the name вЂњLion ReadinessвЂќ вЂ” have been held annually since 2011.
MackenzieвЂ™s trip to Jordan was preceded by his official visit to Lebanon, during which he met with the country's leadership, including President Michel Aoun. During the visit, the CENTCOM commander promised that the United States would continue to provide military support to the Lebanese army.