U.S. State Secretary
Hillary Clinton on Monday met with Jordanian King Abdullah at the State Department on the situation in the Middle East, Xinhua reported.
Clinton told reporters before their meeting that the king is a "strong and steady voice" in the incredible changes that are going on around the world, and he is also a great "friend and partner" to the U.S.
She said that the U.S. counted Jordan as a nation that the U.S. shared "many common interests" and pursued "many common objectives " with.
King Abdullah said the meeting is not only about the bilateral relations and the challenges in the Middle East, but also about the unrest in the Arab world.
He said both sides are looking at ways of bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the "peace table," because the core issue of the Middle East is still about achieving a Palestinian-Israeli peace deal.