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Photo caption: U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) and Jordanian King Abdullah at the Pentagon in Washington in January. (Reuters/Yuri Gripas)

Dead Sea (Jordan) – Jordan’s King Abdullah II, who will preside over the Arab League Council meeting at the summit level on Wednesday, will travel to the United States to meet with President Donald Trump, a senior Jordanian official said on Sunday.

Government Spokesperson and Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Al-Momani said King Abdullah would discuss major challenges facing the Arab world, including the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the dangers of extremism and terrorism and conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen.

On Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s visit to the Hashemite Kingdom, the minister said Jordan highly valued such important visit, which he said would include meetings and signing of agreements that would “cement the historic and deep relations between the two brotherly countries.”

Al-Momani stressed that leaders at the Arab Summit would stress their commitment to the Palestinian Cause, which he says remains the most important issue for the Arab nation.

He noted that the lack of a comprehensive and just solution based on international resolutions was the sole and direct cause of many conflicts in the region.

On Yemen, the Jordanian minister highlighted the need to support legitimacy in the war-torn country and reject any foreign interference in its affairs.

He pointed out that Jordan was part of the Arab alliance led by Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries to support the legitimacy in Yemen.

Al-Momani said Jordan rejected all forms of Iranian interference in Arab affairs and its continuous occupation of the UAE three islands, as well as its attempts to intervene in the Gulf’s internal affairs and destabilize regional security.

Commenting on the situation in Syria, the government official stressed the need to support a political process to end the ongoing conflict by consensus among the different warring parties.