Jordan’s King Abdullah meets with White House peace team

Jason Greenblatt, left, and Jared Kushner at a session of the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East conference in Warsaw, Poland, Feb. 14, 2019. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) 

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — The Trump administration’s Middle East peace team met in Washington, D.C., with Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, attended the meeting Monday at the Jordanian ambassador’s residence, Reuters reported.

Pompeo and Abdullah also met alone, the State Department confirmed in a statement.

“Pompeo reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Jordan bilateral relationship and discussed several matters of mutual interest, including Jordan’s commitment to economic reform and developments in the region related to the conflict in Syria,” the statement said.

Abdullah also met Vice President Mike Pence on Monday.

The Trump peace plan likely will be released after Israel’s April 9 national elections.