Ukrainian and Jordanian officials meet over defence agenda

Minister of Defence of Ukraine Andrii Taran on November 3 held a meeting with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Yousef Huneiti, according to the statement released by Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.

It was noted that Ukraine and Jordan have significant potential for more active cooperation in the military-technical sphere statement said. According to Andrii Taran, among the areas of common interest for both countries are the following: military education and science, participation in joint multinational exercises, as well as the permanent contacts at the level of the General Staffs, branches of armed forces and special task units.

In June this year, Ukraine joined a kind of closed club, a member of which is Jordan. Here we are talking about NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partnership. We are interested in Jordan's experience in training personnel, especially in the establishment and operation of military training centres in accordance with NATO standards, - noted Andrii Taran.

It will be recalled that in addition to Ukraine, Australia, Jordan, Georgia, Sweden and Finland are also members of the Enhanced Opportunities Partnership (EOP) program. Each of these countries has its own area of common interest with NATO.

Minister of Defence of Ukraine also stressed the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation within the framework of the Agreement on Military Cooperation between the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the Ministry of Defence of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. In this context, the parties focused on military-technical cooperation.

Andrii Taran also thanked the leadership of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.

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