King Abdullah meets with UK Prime Minister Theresa May


Published: 2017-11-30 16:20

Last Updated: 2023-06-06 04:53

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is in Jordan.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is in Jordan.

Jordan’s King Abdullah met with UK Prime Minister Theresa May earlier today, according to a Downing Street spokesperson.

The two leaders discussed the importance of Jordan’s continued security, stability and economic sustainability in the Middle East, particularly given the surrounding conflict and instability region.

May and the King also reviewed the two countries’ role in the fight against Daesh as coalition partners, noting the positive impact of the UK’s security support in helping Jordan deal with internal and external threats.

They pair also discussed the King’s vision for economic reform in Jordan, and the Prime Minister expressed the UK’s intent to support Jordan in helping to deliver that vision.

May is in Jordan as the last leg of a three-day tour of the Middle East, which is part of her efforts to strengthen links with other trading partners as Brexit approaches.

The prime minister is due to speak today to outline Britain’s plans for long-term help on economic and social reforms in the country, according to the Guardian, addressing an audience including Jordan’s PM Hani al-Mulki.