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Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Travels to Jordan and Ethiopia

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 26, 2014


Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will travel to Amman, Jordan on January 27-28, and to Addis Ababa on January 29-30.

In Amman, he will meet with his Majesty King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Nsour, Royal Court Chief Tarawneh, and Foreign Minister Judeh to discuss a broad range of issues that reflect the breadth and depth of our close bilateral relationship, and to reiterate our commitment to supporting Jordan’s stability and security. The visit will also provide an opportunity to consult on key regional issues, such as the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and the crisis in Syria.

In Addis Ababa, Deputy Secretary Burns will lead the U.S. delegation to the African Union (AU) Summit. He will meet with African leaders to bolster cooperation with African partners on economic, governance and security issues, including the situations in the Central African Republic and South Sudan. He will also discuss preparations for the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, scheduled to take place August 5-6 in Washington, D.C.


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