The Prime Minister met His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in Downing Street

A Number 10 spokesman said:

The Prime Minister met His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in Downing Street this afternoon.

They discussed Jordan’s upcoming parliamentary elections and the importance of encouraging public participation in this important next step of political reform in Jordan.  

The leaders also discussed a range of Middle East regional issues. They shared analysis of the situation in Syria, and agreed on the need for international action to end the conflict through a political transition, to respond to the deteriorating humanitarian situation and to support the National Coalition as they continue to establish themselves as a credible, democratic and inclusive alternative to the Assad regime.

On the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the leaders agreed on the urgency of restarting direct negotiations for a lasting and just two state settlement.

On Egypt, they stressed the importance of an inclusive process to agree a new constitution.

The Home Secretary joined the first part of the meeting and briefed the leaders on the Abu Qatada case.  The King and the Prime Minister emphasised the commitment in both countries to continue to work closely together to find a solution that would allow his return to Jordan.

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