Jordan’s King Abdullah II begins journey to US ahead of Sun Valley’s Economic Forum

The forum will be held in Idaho in the first week of July.

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On Thursday, Jordan’s King Abdullah II left for the United States on a three-week visit, where he is set to meet US President Joe Biden. The King will be the first Arab leader to meet with President Joe Biden at the White House, accompanied by Queen Rania.

Jordan’s local agency said the King will be contributing to the Economic Forum in Sun Valley, prior to a working visit to Washington. The forum will be held in Idaho in the first week of July, in the presence of American and international political, economic and media leaders.

Meanwhile, Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein was sworn in as deputy to the King in the presence of the ministry’s body.

The King has attended previous versions of the forum, the most recent one being in 2018.

During the 2018 forum, King Abdullah II met with key US and international political, business and media leaders to discuss global political and economic affairs and challenges.

In this context, according to a Royal Court statement, the King held separate meetings with major US and international companies to discuss investment opportunities in Jordan, with the goal of attracting investors to the Kingdom and generating job opportunities for Jordanians, on the sidelines of the forum.

Free trade agreements Jordan has signed with several countries were also discussed during the meetings.

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