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King, NATO chief discuss ties, regional crises

Amman, Mar 6 (Petra) –– His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Tuesday, received NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and discussed with him ways to boost cooperation and the latest developments in the Middle East region.
 
Military training, and efforts to fight terrorism, which threatens global peace and security, also figured high on the discussion, where the King voiced Jordan's desire to cement the partnership with the alliance.
 
The meeting also touched on the need to build on existing agreements between the two sides, including a bilateral cooperation and partnership program on building the Kingdom's defence capacity and renewal of Jordan's membership within the group of advanced partners with NATO for another three years.
 
On Syria, His Majesty said efforts should be stepped up to find a political solution to the crisis that preserves the country's unity and territorial integrity.
 
Stoltenberg, for his part, highlighted Jordan's key role, under the leadership of His Majesty, in bringing about peace, security and stability in the Middle East, and addressing regional challenges, voicing NATO's desire to take cooperation with the Kingdom to higher levels.
 
The NATO chief said he looked forward to a visit by His Majesty to NATO headquarters to listen to his views on regional crises.
 
The meeting was attended by the Royal Court chief, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the King's advisor and the director of the King's Office.
 
Petra News Agency
March 6, 2018