Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
New York, 24 September 2013
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.