His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan on Saturday received Commander of the US Central Command General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., and discussed the strategic partnership between the two countries, especially military and security cooperation.
The meeting covered regional developments, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause. Discussions also addressed regional and international efforts to fight terrorism, within a holistic approach, Petra news agency reported.
Adviser to His Majesty for Communication and Coordination Bisher Khasawneh, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Hneiti, and the accompanying US delegation attended the meeting.
Major General Huneiti also met separately with General Kenneth McKenzie.
During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments on the regional and international arenas, the aspects of cooperation and joint military coordination, and ways to enhance bilateral cooperation relations in the interest of the armed forces.
General McKenzie and his accompanying delegation headed to the Kingdom of Bahrain after Jordan where they were received by Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Bahrain’s Defense Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi, and Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, were present at the meeting.