King Hussein of Jordan is holding talks with U.S. officials in Washington on the Arab-Israeli?
King Hussein of Jordan is holding talks with U.S. officials in Washington on the Arab-Israeli situation and an American aid to his country.
The Jordanian leader met President Nixon at the White House on Tuesday (February 6) and later conferred with the U.S. Secretary of Stats, Mr. William Rogers, at the State Department.
In a 70-minute meeting with the President, King Hussein was assured of continued U.S. economic and military aid to his country.
Mr. Nixon stressed that the end of the Vietnam war meant that the Middle East situation would receive fresh attention from the United States this year.
A White House spokesman said King Hussein had suggested ways to reopen Middle East peace talks.
SYNOPSIS: The White House had a Royal visitor this week when King Hussein of Jordan arrived for talks on the Middle East situation and on America aid to his country.
The Jordanian leader conferred with President Nixon for seventy minutes on Tuesday. King Hussein was assured of continued American economic and military support. The President stressed that the ending of the Vietnam war meant that the United States could devote fresh attention to achieving peace in the Middle East, and the King suggested new ways of reopening talks.
King Hussein went on to the States Department, where he met the U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. William Rogers, for a two-hour working lunch. Officials said talks continued in the afternoon and covered a wide ranger. Afterwards, both men reaffirmed their desire for a peaceful settlement.
King Hussein is expected to discuss further American military aid to his country. Jordan receives arms supplies totalling about forty million pounds sterling a year from the United States. Officials said no new diplomatic proposals were introduced during King Hussin's talks with Mr. Rogers.