King Abdullah II of Jordan on April 26 is scheduled to visit the White House, Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a written release Friday. President Obama last month traveled to Jordan on his trip to the Middle East. During that trip, Obama proposed $200 million in additional aid to assist the country with the influx of Syrian refugees who have fled civil war.
"The President deeply appreciated the hospitality he received in Jordan last month and looks forward to continuing his consultations with King Abdullah on Jordan’s political and economic reforms, the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and additional regional issues of mutual concern. As the President said in Amman last month, Jordan is an invaluable ally and close friend. King Abdullah's visit is a demonstration of the close partnership between the United States and Jordan," Carney said.