US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Jordan’s King Abdullah II elaborated on the partnership amid the two nations in a phone call, says the State Department.
“Blinken reaffirmed the US’ commitment to its strategic partnership with Jordan and commended King Abdullah II for Jordan’s steadfast leadership, promoting peace and stability in the Middle East,” Spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.
The US “deeply values the strong bilateral cooperation and longtime friendship between our two countries,” Price further said.
The phone call came a day after President Joe Biden added his “strong support” for Jordan and further accentuated “the importance of King Abdullah II’s leadership to the United States and the region”, during their discussion that came subsequent a royal rift that saw the Kingdom’s former Crown Prince put under house arrest.
On Sunday, authorities proclaimed that preliminary investigations suggested that Prince Hamzah was in contact with “foreign parties” in “attempts to undermine the security of the country” and “mobilizing citizens against the state.”
Hamzah rejected the accusations in a video later in the day.