The Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) - Arab Army on Sunday signed a joint cooperation agreement with the Netherlands Armed Forces.
The agreement aims to bolster cooperation, joint work and exchange of expertise in military fields between the two countries.
The agreement was signed by JAF Assistant for Planning, Organization and Defense Resources, and Dutch Ambassador in Amman, Harry Verweij, Petra News Agency reported.
The Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF), also referred to as the Arab Army, are the military forces of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. They consist of the Ground Forces, Air Force, and Navy. They are under the direct control of His Royal Majesty the King of Jordan who is the Supreme Commander of the Jordanian Armed Forces. The current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is Major General Yousef Huneiti, who is also the King’s military adviser.
The core of the Netherlands Armed Forces consists of the four service branches: the Royal Netherlands Navy, the Royal Netherlands Army, the Royal Netherlands Air Force and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.
In another development, Jordanian Crown Price His Royal Highness Al Hussein bin Abdullah II on Friday held separate meetings in Washington, DC, with a number of US administration officials.
Meeting with Assistant to the US President and National Security Adviser to the Vice President Phil Gordon, Crown Prince Al Hussein expressed pride in the deep-rooted institutional ties between Jordan and the United States, as well as cooperation in various fields.
His Royal Highness also met with Deputy Assistant to the US President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk and Special Presidential Coordinator for Global Infrastructure and Energy Security Amos J. Hochstein, and reiterated the depth of the strategic relations between the two countries.
The Crown Prince expressed appreciation for the US administration’s support for Jordan in defence, technology, and cybersecurity, noting that the fight against terrorism is a priority for the Kingdom.
At a meeting with Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser, Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger, His Royal Highness commended the cooperation between Jordan and the US on cybersecurity, adding that he looks forward to the signing of a memorandum of understanding in this field between the concerned entities in the two countries.
The Crown Prince also met with Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara A. Leaf and reaffirmed the strength of relations between Jordan and the US, expressing appreciation over the United States’ support for Jordan through the latest memorandum of understanding on the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Jordan’s Ambassador in Washington, DC, Dina Kawar and Director of the Office of the Crown Prince Zaid Baqain attended the meetings.