Jordanian king, COAS discuss regional security

Published October 3, 2018
Amman: Jordanian King Abdullah II and his son Crown Prince Hussein speak to Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday.—AFP
Amman: Jordanian King Abdullah II and his son Crown Prince Hussein speak to Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday.—AFP

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday called on Jordanian King Abdullah Ibn Al Hussein and discussed with the latter regional security situation and bilateral cooperation.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, King Abdullah II expressed desire to enhance cooperation between the two countries in multiple fields, including security, defence production and education.

The COAS assured King Abdullah II that Pakistan had highest regard for Jordan and would welcome any positive initiatives. The king awarded the medal ‘Order of the Military Merit’ to Gen Bajwa in recognition of his services for improving defence and security relations between the two countries.

Earlier, soon after arriving in Jordan on a three-day visit, Gen Bajwa met Lt Gen Mahmoud Abdul Haleem Farihat, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of Jor­danian armed forces, and offered cooperation in areas of training and joint exercises.

Published in Dawn, October 3rd , 2018

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