January 27, 2013 -- Amman -- An AJC Board of Governors delegation discussed Middle East political and strategic developments with King Abdullah II as it concluded two days of talks with senior Jordanian officials and civil society representatives.
The audience at the Royal Hashemite Court and earlier meetings with three Cabinet ministers constituted the latest round of the organization's ongoing consultations with the Jordanian government on issues of common concern. The delegation, headed by AJC president Robert Elman, also met with Jordanian business leaders, policy analysts and diplomats, and U.S. and Israeli envoys.
"Jordan is a valued strategic partner of the United States: uniquely positioned, uniquely vulnerable to instability across the region -- particularly in neighboring Syria, and steadfast in its cooperation on mutual interests," said Elman.
"For two decades, Jordan has also been a strong partner for peace with Israel. AJC recognizes the vital role King Abdullah has played -- and continues to play -- as a voice for peace, and as a pragmatic leader in a turbulent region."
Jason Isaacson, AJC Director of Government and International Affairs, who confers frequently with Jordanian officials in Amman, Washington and New York, accompanied the 16-member AJC delegation. After leaving Amman, the group headed to Jerusalem for a three-day AJC Board of Governors Institute in Israel.