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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. NR-083-14
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2014

Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting With King Abdullah II of Jordan

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met today in Washington with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.

The two leaders reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Jordan relationship and the United States' commitment to Jordan's security.

They discussed a host of regional security issues in advance of the King's meeting with President Obama in California on Friday, to include the challenges presented by the conflict in Syria.

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