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World Pelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation

07:15  20 october  2019
07:15  20 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) arrived in Jordan on Saturday, where the House's top Democrat is leading a bipartisan delegation of lawmakers to meet with top Jordanian officials.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) arrived in Jordan on Saturday, where the House's top Democrat is leading a bipartisan delegation of lawmakers to meet with top Jordanian officials.

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A statement from the Speaker's office Saturday night confirmed that Pelosi and a number of lawmakers including Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), ranking member on the House Armed Services Commitee and the delegation's lone Republican member had met with officials at the U.S. embassy as well as the country's King Abdullah II and other top officials.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a group of US lawmakers arrived in Jordan for talks with King Abdullah II, her office said Saturday, just days after the speaker The statement described the visiting American delegation as " bipartisan ," though congressman Mac Thornberry was the only Republican

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Jordan for meetings with King Abdullah II and top U.S. government officials. “This evening, our bipartisan delegation was honored to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II, Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince

"Our bipartisan delegation is visiting Jordan at a critical time for the security and stability of the region," Pelosi said in the statement. "With the deepening crisis in Syria after Turkey's incursion, our delegation has engaged in vital discussions about the impact to regional stability, increased flow of refugees, and the dangerous opening that has been provided to ISIS, Iran and Russia."

During their meetings at the U.S. embassy, Pelosi and other lawmakers also thanked U.S. service members serving as part of a Marine detachment, according to the release.

Her visit to Jordan comes just days after a showdown at the White House with President Trump over the latter's withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria. A photo of the meeting quickly went viral in the hours after it was released with both Pelosi and Trump accusing one of other of "melting down" during the discussion.

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