Stoltenberg, Jordan King discuss partnership, Middle East situation

BRUSSELS, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed King Abdullah of Jordan to NATO Headquarters in Brussels Tuesday for talks about the Alliance’s strong partnership with Jordan and the current situation in the Middle East.

“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,” Stoltenberg told reporters ahead of the meeting”.

“We think that the partnership between Jordan and NATO is important now because the fight against Daesh is not over and therefore we have to stand together,” added the NATO chief.

On his part, King Abdullah said NATO and Jordan have a long history and “every year our coordination and activities get better.” He also expressed his thanks for NATO’s support to Jordanian soldiers in training and capabilities.

During his visit, the Jordanian monarch discussed regional security challenges with NATO ambassadors during a meeting of the North Atlantic Council, according to a NATO statement.

Source: Kuwait News Agency