Chairman of the NATO Military Committee: NATO and Jordan have a strong and longstanding partnership

  • 07 Mar. 2017 - 08 Mar. 2017
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  • Last updated: 10 Mar. 2017 12:04

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee stressed his gratitude for Jordan’s contributions to NATO-led operations over many years when he visited Amman, Jordan on 7-8 March 2017. During the trip, the Chairman met with the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, Lt General Mahmoud Freihat and the Director of the Military Intelligence Directorate, General Emad Adaileh.

Jordan’s participation in NATO exercises, its active and valuable contribution to NATO-led operations, as well as NATO’s Defence Capacity Building (DCB) assistance to Jordan were discussed by the Generals. The Chairman stated, “NATO is committed to strengthening NATO - Jordanian relations. Jordan is a key partner - both a security provider and a security contributor.”

During the General’s meeting with General Emad Adaileh, regional security challenges and threats were discussed as well as their worldwide impact. The Chairman welcomed the discussion as “Jordan has a wealth of expertise and experience and in today’s complex world, sharing information and cooperating closely is key when addressing global threats”.

While in Jordan, General Pavel also delivered opening remarks at the NATO Science for Peace and Security Border Security Symposium. “Only through existing relationships, expanding networks, and cooperation with multilateral security organizations can we guarantee our collective peace and security”, stated the Chairman.