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Release No: NR-247-14
May 14, 2014

Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein in Amman, Jordan

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby provided the following readout:

Following his meeting with the Gulf Cooperative Council today in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel traveled to Amman, Jordan, to meet with His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein, the regent as well as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mashal al-Zaban.

This consultation follows on the secretary's discussions with King Abdullah II in February and with Gen. Al-Zaban in March of this year.

The leaders discussed regional security issues and noted the strength and importance of the U.S.-Jordan partnership. As a result, both sides have reached an agreement in principle to enhance Jordan's border security, especially against weapons of mass destruction.

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