Kerry meets with Jordan's king over peace plan

AP News
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 5:48 AM

AQABA, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Kerry is in Jordan to meet with its king about Mideast peace.

Kerry is hoping to broker a peace plan between Israel and Palestine authorities, and wants to present a framework for an agreement by the end of April.

A major part of his proposal centers on security in the Jordan Valley that runs through parts of Israel and the West Bank. Jordan has been a key part of those negotiations.

Kerry was to meet privately Friday afternoon with Jordan's King Abdullah II at his private residence in the famed seaside resort city Aqaba.

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Jordan Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh flew to Aqaba with Kerry from Rome. Kerry returns to Washington on Friday.