Jordanian Army Chief Receives French Defense Minister

Petra Photo: Petra WAM31.08.2020 Jordan
Jordanian Army Chief Receives French Defense Minister

Jordanian Army Chief Receives French Defense Minister

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Chairman of the Jordanian Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Al-Hunaiti, on Friday, met with French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly and her accompanying delegation.

The two sides discussed means of enhancing bilateral relations in service of the two countries’ armed forces, Petra news agency reported.

Senior officers of the Jordan Armed Forces attended the meeting.

Earlier this month, Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, received in Abu Dhabi the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Jordan, Major General Pilot, Yousef Ahmed Al Hunaiti, and his accompanying delegation, Emirates news agency WAM reported.

During the meeting, Lt. General Hamad Al Rumaithi welcomed his Jordanian counterpart and praised the good relations between the UAE and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in various fields, emphasizing UAE's keenness to develop military cooperation and exchange experiences.

The two sides also explored prospects for cooperation in military fields, in addition to discussing a number of issues of mutual interest.

On 24 July 2019, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan appointed by a Royal Decree Major General Yousef Hneiti as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Another Royal Decree referred Lt. General Mahmoud Freihat, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to retirement.

In a letter to the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, King Abdullah highlighted the achievements of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) in defending the nation, noting the army’s role in safeguarding national and Arab causes, in line with its founding principles inspired by the Great Arab Revolt’s values of liberty, dignity, unity, and progress.

In the letter, King Abdullah pointed to Hneiti’s experience throughout many years of service and commended JAF personnel’s dedication and bravery.

His Majesty stressed the need to fully support the JAF to ensure that the army remains a shining example of discipline, dedication, efficiency, and professionalism, directing Hneiti to develop, restructure, and build the capacities of the armed forces.



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