British Defence Secretary Fred Mulley arrived in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Saturday (7 January) at the start of a three-day visit.
SV EXTERIOR OF: Hashimyeh Palace in Amman.
GV INTERIOR: British Defence Minister Fred Mulley talking to King Hussein.
SV: Mr Mulley
SV: King Hussein
SV: Mulley and Hussein seated talking.
The Defence Secretary also called on Jordan's Prime Minister Modaar Badran. Mr Badran has already discussed the Middle East situation with the former British Prime Minister, Mr Edward Heath, who arrived in Amman earlier in the week (5 January) after having seen President Anwar Sadat in Egypt.
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Background: British Defence Secretary Fred Mulley arrived in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Saturday (7 January) at the start of a three-day visit. He held talks with King Hussein and Jordanian Prime Minister Modar Badran.
SYNOPSIS: At Hashimyeh Palace, the seat of the Royal family in the suburbs of the capital, he was received by King Hussein.
The King and Mr Mulley had talks on relations between Jordan and Britain as well as the Middle East situation. Mr Mulley was accompanied by Mr John Campbell, British ambassador to Jordan, for the meeting.
Although Jordan has for some time bought most of her arms from the United States, she has purchased spare parts and military vehicles from Britain. The British have also provided assistance in the instruction of Jordan's armed forces. Mr Mulley was believed to have discuss arms supplies during his visit.