Mike Mullen meets Jordan king
The visit comes after Egypt`s Prez Hosni Mubarak stepped down after 30 years.
Amman: King Abdullah II met on Sunday with the top US military commander who is visiting key allies Jordan and Israel to reaffirm Washington`s support following the fall of Egypt`s Hosni Mubarak.
The king and US Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen "discussed bilateral cooperation and a number of issues of common concern”, a brief palace statement said without elaborating.
Mullen also held talks with his Jordanian counterpart Lieutenant General Meshaal Al-Zabn, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
On Monday, Mullen is due to hold talks in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and the country`s military leaders.
Pentagon spokesman Captain John Kirby said on Friday Mullen would discuss "security issues of mutual concern and reassure both these key partners of the US military`s commitment to that partnership”.
The visit comes after Mubarak stepped down on Friday after 30 years, handing power to the military after more than a million people took to the streets in the culmination of an 18-day uprising in Egypt.