The Jordanian Ministry of Interior and the Indonesian National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for security cooperation between the two countries, especially in combating terrorism.
Interior Minister Mazen Al-Farraya, who signed the memo with BNPT’s Head Rafli Amar, said that Jordan managed to occupy a prominent position among world nations as a stable and secure country with its strong and professional security apparatuses, Petra news agency reported.
The signing, he added, came within the framework of the security cooperation and the two countries' joint efforts to combat terrorism, and was the outcome of discussions through diplomatic channels or direct meetings between the Indonesian Embassy and Interior Ministry officials.
The Minister explained that the memo included several areas of security cooperation, especially combating terrorism crimes, which require inter-state cooperation as they are carried out through well-organized criminal networks and organizations, which makes it hard for an individual state to counter alone and track their operatives and prosecute them for their crimes.
Therefore, the memo stipulates for cooperation between security bodies, mainly the exchange of data and expertise about such crimes, he continued.
Farraya said that the friendship between Jordan and Indonesia reached an advanced level in the various fields, especially security cooperation, noting that a memo of understanding was signed late last year between the Interior Ministry and the Indonesian National Police for cooperation to curb and combat transnational crimes and build capacity in this domain.
Stemming from its realization that terrorism is of major concern for countries, Jordan took the lead in fighting this phenomenon through international and regional cooperation or at the national level, as it ratified relevant international conventions, including the 2003 International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the Arab Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism of 1998, he noted.
He also noted that the Kingdom issued anti-terrorism legislation that is consistent with the provisions of the agreements to which it acceded, including the Prevention of Terrorism Law No. 55 of 2006 and its amendments, and the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Law No. 46 of 2007 and its amendments.
For his part, the Indonesian official stressed that the memorandum will help boost security cooperation between the two countries through the exchange of expertise, visits and programs in the field of combating terrorism and developing human resources and manpower.