First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and President Joe Biden welcomed Queen Rania, King Abdullah II and Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan to the White House on Monday. The Jordanian royals visited the first couple during their working visit to Washington, D.C. The meeting marked Queen Rania and Dr. Biden’s first since the college educator became first lady. Her Majesty’s office revealed that the pair “discussed various issues of common interest.”
Sharing photos from her visit with the first lady, Queen Rania wrote, “It was lovely joining U.S. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the White House today. Her enthusiasm, warmth, and compassion are a pleasure to behold! #Jordan #USA #WashingtonDC.”
The mom of five wore a red Bazaza dress for the occasion, while the president’s wife opted for a white sheath dress and matching blazer.
The King of Jordan tweeted about meeting with his “dear friend.” He wrote, “It was a great pleasure to meet again with my dear friend President Biden. We had excellent talks on strengthening our historical partnership. Thank you @POTUS for your friendship and support. I look forward to building on our joint efforts for peace, stability and prosperity.”
President Biden also called the monarch a “good, loyal and decent friend.” “I met today with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to express my gratitude for his steadfast friendship and consult with him on a range of challenges and opportunities in the Middle East,” the commander-in-chief captioned footage from the royal’s visit on Instagram. “The U.S.-Jordan strategic partnership is as important as ever.”
Queen Rania isn’t the first royal Dr. Biden has met with since her husband took office. Last month, the first lady stepped out for a joint engagement with the Duchess of Cambridge and met with Queen Elizabeth while in the UK for the G7 Summit.