Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Jordan’s king to meet with Obama and Britain’s PM Cameron for talks on Mideast turmoil

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s royal palace says King Abdullah II will hold talks with U.S. President Barack Obama next Tuesday in Washington.
A statement says the talks at the White House will focus on the uprisings that have engulfed the Mideast. His visit to Washington will be preceded by a meeting in London this Thursday with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Tuesday’s statement said the resumption of Palestinian-Israeli talks will also figure high in Abdullah’s discussions.
Abdullah has faced protests demanding that he loosen his absolute control over the kingdom. However, they have not demanded his removal.