Jordan Bolsters Security Partnership


The Jordanian government approved a 15-year security agreement with the United States that provides for cooperation on military training, logistics and transportation,

The deal, approved in March 2021, grants the U.S. Armed Forces greater access to specific Jordanian military sites for purposes of training, military exercises, logistics support, aircraft refueling, maintenance of military equipment and temporary lodging of troops.

During the Jordanian Parliament session in which the agreement was discussed, Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi praised the decades of successful military and security cooperation and partnership between Amman and Washington. 

As important allies in the fight against al-Qaida and Daesh and their regional and global franchises, Jordan and the U.S. have worked together on border and maritime security, arms transfers, cybersecurity and counterterrorism. 

Jordan is the third largest global recipient of the U.S. Foreign Military Financing program. Through its Department of State, the U.S. provided Jordan with $2.03 billion in the last six years. Since 2017, the Jordan Armed Forces have received an additional $246 million through the U.S. Department of Defense.
Sources: Al Fajer TV, U.S. Department of State

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