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Trump discusses Syria safe zones with Jordan king

Trump met with King Abdullah briefly in Washington on Thursday morning, the White House said

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US President Donald Trump discussed with Jordan’s King Abdullah the possibility of establishing safe zones in Syria, the White House said on Thursday.

Trump met with King Abdullah briefly in Washington on Thursday morning, the White House said in a statement. Trump said last week he would establish safe zones in Syria for refugees fleeing violence in the war-torn country.

Al Arabiya reported last week that Jordan’s King Abdullah is set the first Arab leader to hold talks with the new administration of President Donald Trump. “HM King Abdullah II will start a working visit to US on Monday during which he will meet w/new administration & Congress,” the Jordanian embassy in Washington said on Twitter.

It was also reported that Abdullah will hold talks with Trump’s administration on how to bolster the kingdom’s domestic security amid the growing risk of ISIS attacks.