Press release

Statement following meeting between Prime Minister and King Abdullah

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The Prime Minister met with King Abdullah of Jordan in Downing Street.

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The focus of discussions between the Prime Minister and King Abdullah was the G8. The Prime Minister said he was pleased with the outcome, but there was still a long way to go on Syria.

King Abdullah said that more refugees were crossing the border every day and he expressed his concern about the effect this was having on the Jordanian state. The Prime Minister shared his concern and outlined the package of support that he had announced for the Syrian crisis at the G8 yesterday. Within the £175 million, £50 million will go to Jordan.