NATO Secretary General: Jordan is a key partner, contributing to regional stability

  • 06 Mar. 2018 -
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  • Last updated: 07 Mar. 2018 09:15

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Jordan’s contributions to regional and international security during an official visit to Amman on Tuesday (6 March 2018). Meeting with Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, the Secretary General stressed that NATO remains committed to the international fight against terrorism, and to working with Jordan to make the region more secure.

NATO Secretary General meets King Abdullah II Al Hussein, the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, in Amman, Jordan, March 6, 2018. Secretary General Stoltenberg visited Jordan to meet with key leaders in the government and military and thank them for their continued partnership. (NATO photo by Tech. Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez, USAF)

“We have been working together for over 20 years,” said Mr. Stoltenberg. He thanked Jordan for hosting NATO training for Iraqi forces, noting that the Alliance has agreed to scale up its training mission in Iraq. “Our work together in the Coalition – NATO, our Allies and Jordan – make the region more secure, and NATO more secure,” he said.

In Amman, the Secretary General also met with His Majesty King Abdullah II. Mr. Stoltenberg underscored NATO’s commitment to strengthening Jordan’s defence capabilities, including in crisis management, exercises, border security, cyber security and countering improvised explosive devices.

Accompanied by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt-Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, the Secretary General also visited the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center.