French Defense Minister Florence Parly visited Jordan in late December 2018 to discuss bilateral security cooperation.
Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat and French Ambassador David Bertolotti joined the talks to discuss the countries’ partnership regarding armaments and military industries.
The King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau encourages the development of Jordan’s armaments industry, mainly through joint ventures with foreign firms.
Another topic was the continuing efforts by the global coalition to eradicate Daesh despite the terror group’s territorial losses in Iraq and Syria.
“Jordan was one of the first countries to partake in the global coalition to counter the terrorist gangs in Iraq and Syria and safeguard our borders and citizens against the threat posed by terrorist organizations,” Prime Minister Razzaz said.
Parly reaffirmed France’s role in the fight against violent extremism and praised Jordan’s role in not only fighting terrorists, but also providing refuge and humanitarian aid to victims of the Syrian civil war.
The French defense minister promised further economic, military and security cooperation with Jordan.
Source: The Jordan Times