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Obama to host Mideast allies for Syria talks
April 06, 2013
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WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will host leaders from key US allies including Jordan, Turkey and Qatar in the coming weeks, amid turmoil in Syria, the White House said on Friday.

Obama will host Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani on April 23, the US administration said.

It said Jordan’s King Abdullah II will meet Obama on April 26 for talks. “Jordan’s political and economic reforms, the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and additional regional issues of mutual concern,” a statement said.

Obama will then host Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 16 for talks on “Syria, trade and economic co-operation, and countering terrorism.

“As friends and Nato allies, the United States and Turkey are partners in addressing a range of critical global and regional issues,” the statement said.

Jordan is a key US ally in the region and, as one of two Arab states at peace with Israel, has been involved in past efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

The meeting with Erdogan will be the first since Obama helped restore ties between Israel and Turkey during his visit to Middle East last month.

During that visit, Obama convinced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to apologise to Turkey over a deadly Israeli raid on an aid ship bound for Gaza in 2010, which had soured relations between the two US allies.

Turkey and Jordan have strongly backed the two-year-old revolt against Syria’s President Bashar Al Assad, and both countries host large numbers of Syrian refugees.

Agence France-Presse

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