Jordanian King Meets Commander of U.S. Central Command

Petra News Agency Photo: Petra23.11.2016 Jordan
Jordanian King Meets Commander of U.S. Central Command

Jordanian King Meets Commander of U.S. Central Command

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His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Monday received Commander of US Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel, a Royal Court statement said.

During the meeting, attended by HRH Prince Feisal and King’s Military Adviser and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Freihat, His Majesty and Votel discussed cooperation between the two countries, namely in the military field and the anti-terrorism fight.

Also on Monday, Freihat met separately with Votel and his accompanying delegation, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During the meeting, attended by HRH Prince Feisal and US Ambassador in Amman Alice G.Wells, Freihat and Votel discussed bilateral relations and means to develop them.

Jordan is part of a US-led international coalition to combat Daesh and its affiliates.

Earlier this month, three American military trainers assigned to help upgrade Jordan’s Armed Forces were shot to death on Friday 04 November at a Jordanian Air Force base.

The Jordanian military said the trainers failed to stop as they approached a gate at the air base in the southern part of the country, and the Pentagon said it was examining the circumstances of the episode.

In another development, His Majesty King Abdullah also attended on Monday the graduation ceremony of the 12th batch of Royal Military College Officers, a Royal Court statement said.

Upon arrival, the King was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Freihat and the commander of the Royal Military College.

The King presented top graduates with awards at the ceremony, attended by members of the Royal family, senior officials and officers, and several ambassadors and military attachés. Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Major General Saber Mahayrah presented certificates to the graduates, 87 of whom are from Kuwait.

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