Jordan's King Hussein flew Thursday to Europe for talks with German and French leaders as part of efforts to restore ties shaken by his stance in the Persian Gulf crisis, officials said.

Hussein, who came under fire from pro-Kuwaiti Arab states for his perceived backing of Iraq during the war, was to meet French President Francois Mitterrand and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl during stops in Paris and Bonn, the Jordanian officials said.The Hashemite monarch met with Syrian leader Hafez Assad earlier this week in an attempt to break his isolation. Assad played a prominent role in the U.S.-led coalition against Iraq.

Reacting to continuing unrest in Iraq, where Kurdish rebels in the north and Shiites in the south are trying to topple President Saddam Hussein, both the Syrian and Jordanian leaders agreed that Iraq's territorial integrity should remain intact.