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Jordan a model of tolerance and moderation: Trump

Washington: Jordan is serving as a model of “tolerance and moderation” in the Middle East, US President Donald Trump said as he met Jordanian King Abdullah II here.

During a brief meeting with the Jordanian King on the sidelines of National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, Trump conveyed America’s “commitment to Jordan’s stability, security, and prosperity”.

The White House said Trump thanked the King for his leadership in promoting peace and stability in the region, adding that he highlighted Jordan’s critical contributions to defeating ISIS and discussed the possibility of establishing safe zones in Syria.

“President Trump underscored that the United States is committed to strengthening the security and economic partnership with Jordan. The President also emphasized Jordan’s essential role in serving as a model of tolerance and moderation in the region,” the White House said.

The Jordanian King is the first leader from the Middle East to have met Trump and top officials of his administration.

“The two leaders discussed the King returning to Washington for an official visit in the near future,” the White House said.