New York

24 September 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

The Secretary-General met today with His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  The Secretary-General expressed deep gratitude for Jordan’s generosity in hosting over half a million Syrian refugees at a time when its absorption capacity is overstretched.  Both recognized that it is critical for the international community to share the huge burden that Jordan is carrying.

The Secretary-General and His Majesty discussed ongoing efforts toward the resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. 

The Secretary-General briefed the King on United Nations efforts in the field of sustainable development and climate change.