Remarks
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
June 8, 2009


I warmly congratulate His Majesty King Abdullah II and the people of Jordan on the tenth anniversary of the King’s ascension to the throne. In April, when the King visited Washington, President Obama praised him for his “excellent leadership internationally,” and his “unmatched friendship with the United States.” His Majesty and I have been close friends for many years and I admire his leadership and efforts toward a more prosperous and peaceful future for Jordanians, and for the people of the region.

The friendship between the United States and Jordan began 60 years ago and has grown and strengthened during the ten years of the King’s reign as he has pursued policies to bring stability, peace, and prosperity to Jordan and the Middle East. The United States extends its best wishes to the King and the Jordanian people on this anniversary and looks forward to our continued fruitful relationship in the years to come.



PRN: 2009/562