Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travel to Jordan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia

Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL John Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk have traveled to Amman, Jordan to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah and senior Jordanian government and security officials. General Allen and Ambassador McGurk will convey deepest condolences to His Majesty and the Jordanian government and people for the horrific murder of Captain Moaz al-Kasasbeh, and discuss with officials how to intensify cooperation to degrade and defeat ISIL.

General Allen and Ambassador McGurk will then travel to Kuala Lumpur on February 10, where they will meet with senior Malaysian government and security officials to discuss how the U.S. and Malaysia can strengthen our cooperation on combatting violent extremist, constricting terrorist financing and halting flows of foreign fighters. They will then travel to Singapore on February 11 to discuss with senior officials ways to enhance Singapore’s role in Coalition efforts, noting the progress Singapore has made in countering violent extremism and reintegrating radicalized individuals.

General Allen and Ambassador McGurk will conclude their trip in Canberra on February 13, where they will meet with senior Australian political, security, and defense officials to discuss Coalition progress. Australia was one of the first countries to join the Coalition, and is today a vital partner in all Coalition lines of effort, including its leadership in training Iraqi forces in Baghdad and Al-Asad.