King Abdullah of Jordan and Queen Rania who holds Princess Salma in her arms, pose for a portrait November 20, 2000 in Amman, Jordan.
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, right, kisses Jordanian King Abdullah II November 25, 2000 as the king receives Arafat at the Al-Baraka Palace in Amman, Jordan. Arafat began a two-day visit to Jordan to talk with the king about recent developments in the Middle East.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, right, welcomes King Abdullah of Jordan August 22, 2000 at the Sde Dov Military Airport in North Tel Aviv, Israel. Abdullah, coming from a visit to the Palestinian self-rule area of Ramallah and a meeting with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, spoke of the need to find a durable peace suitable to both Palestinians and Israelis.
Libyan leader Muammar Al Qadhafi, left, greets Jordan's King Abdullah February 11, 2001 in Tripoli. King Abdullah is on a short visit to Libya for talks with Qadhafi.
King Abdullah II, right, and Queen Rania of Jordan smile April 4, 2001 during a meeting with congressional leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D. C.
Jordan's King Abdullah and his wife Queen Rania attend a ceremony to mark Army Day at the Unknown Soldiers monument June 10, 2002 in Amman, Jordan. The King and his wife Queen Rania left June 10, 2002 for Brussels to start a European tour, that includes Britain and France, to look for support to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Jordans King Abdullah II is followed by his step brother Prince Ali as they leave a viewing platform along the Jordanian-Israeli border April 15, 2002 in Ghor al-Urdon, Jordan. King Abdullah called for a comprehensive Mideast peace plan to be reached with U.S. help and warned against any attemps to replace Palestinian President Yasser Arafat or marginalize his authority, stressing that such attempts are a conspiracy against the Palestinian people.
Jordan's King Abdullah participates in an Umra pilgrimage with his brother Prince Ali November 12, 2002 in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The king arrived in Saudi Arabia today for talks with officials to discuss the Iraqi crisis and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
This handout photo from the Jordanian Royal Palace shows his Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan reviewing the honour guard June 9, 2003 during a celebration by the Armed Forces to mark the fourth anniversary of His Majesty's accession to the throne in Amman, Jordan. The celebration included speeches, music, poetry recitals, patriotic songs and dabkeh.
Officer Cadet Princess Iman of Jordan speaks with her brother King Abdullah after The 142nd Sovereign's Parade held at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst August 8, 2003 in Camberley, England. The parade was inspected by General James L. Jones, Supreme Allied Commander Europe and featured approximately 490 Officer Cadets, 210 of whom are being commissioned into the British Army, together with 24 cadets from 19 overseas countries.
Jordan's King Abdullah II (C) reviews the honour guard as he attends the official opening of parliament December 1, 2003 in Amman, Jordan. King Abdullah met separately with Palestinian Prime Minister Qorei and U.S. Envoy William Burns over the weekend. King Abdullah stated in his meetings that the separation wall currently being built by the Israelis and continued Israeli settlements in Palestinian areas may endanger possible peace plans in the future.
King Abdullah of Jordan reacts to audience applause after receiving an honorary doctorate degree March 21, 2005 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The king spoke of his efforts to encourage peace in the Middle East after receiving his honorary degree.