Secretary General welcomes King of Jordan to NATO Headquarters
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (12 December 2018) for talks on the Alliance’s partnership with Amman, as well as regional security challenges. His Majesty participated in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council, addressing security challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa, including the fight against terrorism. At the meeting, Mr. Stoltenberg praised Jordan’s role in promoting regional security, and its active role in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.
The Secretary General stressed that the visit is a sign of the priority both Jordan and NATO place on deepening the partnership. He welcomed that practical cooperation has reached unprecedented levels, with NATO and Jordanian forces having worked together very effectively from the Balkans to Afghanistan. Mr. Stoltenberg also thanked Jordan for hosting NATO training for Iraqi forces at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center in Amman.