Jordan and Qatar entered into a five-year security cooperation agreement in September 2021 that focuses on exchanging intelligence and technology to fight crime.
The two countries will work to promote existing bilateral cooperation to combat all kinds of crimes: terrorism and related financing; organized crime; illicit trafficking in arms, ammunition, explosives and nuclear, radioactive, chemical and biological materials; human trafficking and illegal migration; smuggling, production and distribution of narcotics; money laundering; and counterfeiting of passports, currencies and other official documents.
From an economic perspective, the agreement also emphasized joint protection of intellectual property, technological assets, information systems, and ports and borders. The agreement also cites cooperative efforts against maritime piracy and cybercrime.
Qatar and Jordan have maintained robust diplomatic and military relations since Qatar gained independence in 1971. Jordanian experts aided Qatar’s economic, educational and military sectors.
His Majesty the late King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan was the first global leader to visit Qatar and congratulated His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani on his assumption of power in Qatar in 1995.
His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan was the first Arab leader to visit Doha to congratulate His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on his nomination as Qatar’s emir in June 2013.
Jordanian and Qatari militaries regularly participate in joint exercises. Qatari special operations forces participated in the multinational military exercise Eager Lion in Jordan in September 2019, while Jordanian forces, along with forces from seven other nations, took part in Invincible Sentry in Qatar in March 2021.
Sources: Jordan News Agency, ammonnews.net, alaraby.co.uk