U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (up) arrives at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, April 29, 2018. The newly-appointed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday arrived in Jordan for a two-day visit as part of a Middle East tour that also covers Saudi Arabia and Israel. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)
AMMAN, April 29 (Xinhua) -- The newly-appointed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday arrived in Jordan for two-day visit as part of a Middle East tour that also covers Saudi Arabia and Israel.
During the visit, Pompeo will hold talks with King Abdullah II of Jordan and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi over ways to enhance political and economic ties between the two countries.
The U.S. top diplomat and King Abdullah will also discuss regional developments, including Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Syrian crisis.
During his visit to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. official said his country will not turn a blind eye to the Iranian terrorist activities in the region.
While in Israel, he said the U.S. will open its embassy in Jerusalem on May 14th. He also stressed commitment to achieving peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Jordan, a key U.S. ally in the region, voiced rejection of U.S. plans to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.