NATO chief, Jordanian King discuss security challenges

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets Jordanian King Abdullah II
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets Jordanian King Abdullah II

BRUSSELS, March 17 (KUNA) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Jordanian King Abdullah II to NATO Headquarters in Brussels Thursday for talks on Alliance’s partnership with Amman and regional security challenges, including spread of terrorism and extremism.
According to a NATO statement, Stoltenberg underscored NATO’s commitment to Jordan and praised the country’s role as an active member of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue.
He commended Jordan for its valuable contributions to the NATO Response Force and its participation in NATO-led missions in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Libya.
Calling Jordan a valuable partner, Stoltenberg expressed the Alliance’s appreciation for Jordan’s efforts to build its defence capacity and support training for other partners in the region.
In particular, the NATO chief thanked the King of Jordan for his country’s contribution to the training of Iraqi officers in Jordan, as part of NATO’s Defence Capacity Building assistance measures for Iraq. (end) nk.bs