US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Jordan on Friday for talks with King Abdullah II.

The visit was previously unannounced.

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Spokeswoman Marie Harf, traveling with the secretary of state, said that the intention of the visit was to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

"We are arriving in Aqaba, Jordan, with Foreign Minister Judeh today to see King Abdullah to talk about the peace process," Harf said.