President Barack Obama will hold a White House meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday.

Jordanian officials said last week that the talks would focus on the recent uprisings in the Mideast and North Africa. Abdullah has faced protests demanding that he loosen his absolute control over the kingdom, but there have been no calls for him to step down. Afterward, Obama and Abdullah will make statements to reporters.

Later, the president will host a reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage month.