Joe Biden, Jordan's King meet in Washington

Syrian conflict and refugees high on agenda

Syrian conflict and refugees high on agenda

WASHINGTON DC - United States Vice President Joe Biden hosted Jordanian King Abdullah II at the Vice President’s residence - the Naval Observatory - Monday morning.

"The Vice President and the King discussed ongoing efforts to bring about a political transition and an end to the conflict in Syria” over breakfast, according to the White House.

During their meeting, the two leaders discussed the threat of extremism from the Syrian conflict, the need for increased humanitarian access inside Syria, and "continued support for Syrian refugees and host communities.”

Jordan is currently home to nearly 600,000 refugees who fled the Syrian conflict, according to the UN’s refugee agency.

King Abdullah II will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday in Rancho Mirage, California.

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