US President Joe Biden and Jordan’s King Abdullah discussed on Tuesday their shared commitment to increasing aid to civilians in Gaza during the Israel-Hamas conflict, the White House said.
They also reiterated the importance of protecting civilian lives and that it was critical to ensure that Palestinians were not forcibly displaced from Gaza, it added in a statement.
Biden reiterated “the importance of protecting civilian lives and respecting international humanitarian law, as Israel defends its citizens and combats terrorism.”
The leaders discussed “urgent mechanisms to stem violence, calm rhetoric, and reduce regional tensions.”
They stressed their commitment “to work together and with other regional partners to set the conditions for a durable and sustainable peace in the Middle East to include the establishment of a Palestinian state.”
Biden “expressed appreciation to the King for Jordan’s role in promoting regional stability, reaffirmed Jordan as a critical ally,” and confirmed “unwavering US support” for Jordan and King Abdullah’s leadership.