Short statement

by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

  • 14 Jan. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 14 Jan. 2020 13:43

(As delivered)

So, your Majesty,

Welcome to NATO, it’s a great honour and pleasure to have you here again. And I really appreciate the close partnership between Jordan and NATO and your strong commitment and your strong leadership.

Jordan and NATO have been working together for more than 25 years. And we appreciate your contribution to our missions and operations in Afghanistan, in Bosnia and elsewhere. And also that fact that we are training more together, working more together. That’s good for NATO and hopefully also good for Jordan.

And I think all the turmoil we see in the region, you are an island of stability in that region and you have been at the forefront fighting terrorism and therefore we think that the partnership between Jordan and NATO is even more important now because the fight against Daesh is not over and therefore we have to stand together.

Once again, welcome.