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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, renders honors during an enhanced honor cordon to welcome Jordanian King Abdullah II, right, to the Pentagon, Jan. 11, 2016. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Today in the Department of Defense, January 11, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter welcomes Jordan’s King Abdullah II to the Pentagon with an enhanced honor cordon at 2:45 p.m. EST at the Pentagon River Entrance. All journalists covering the honor cordon, including those with a Pentagon building badge, will be escorted from the base of the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge only after security screening, which will begin at approximately 2 p.m. EST. Have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. All journalists must be in place no later than 2:30 p.m. EST. Journalists wishing to cover the photo spray immediately after the honor cordon should meet in the Defense Press Operations office (Room 2D961) by 2:20 p.m. EST for escort. Please call 703-697-5131 with any questions.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. have no public or media events on their schedules.
Readout of Secretary Carter’s Meeting With His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following statement:
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan at the Pentagon today. Secretary Carter reaffirmed the closeness of the U.S.-Jordan strategic relationship and the leaders discussed mutual concerns in the region including the ongoing crisis in Syria. Secretary Carter expressed his deep appreciation to His Majesty King Abdullah II for Jordan’s continued contributions to regional counter-ISIL efforts. They had a good exchange and agreed to continue the close partnership between the United States and Jordan.
Source: U.S Department of Defense
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