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    Jordanian King will visit Washington to discuss with Barak Obama the efforts to combat Daesh and support refugees.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Jordanian King Abdullah II and US President Barack Obama will discuss the efforts to combat Daesh and support refugees during their meeting in Washington, DC on February 24, the White House announced in a statement on Monday.

    “During their meeting, the President and King Abdullah will discuss efforts to counter ISIL, resolve the Syrian conflict, address the needs of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan and how the US can continue to support the Kingdom’s generosity in hosting these refugees, and assist Jordan as it continues its political and economic reform initiatives,” the statement said.

    President Obama and King Abdullah will also discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to the White House.

    Jordan is playing an active role in combatting the Islamic State, which is also known as Daesh, and is part of the Saudi-led 34 nation coalition to combat regional extremist groups.

    Daesh is a designated terror group that has been outlawed in many countries, including in Russia.


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