Ukraine, Jordan should develop defense cooperation – Taran

Ukraine, Jordan should develop defense cooperation – Taran

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Ukraine and Jordan should cooperate more actively in the defense sector.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Andrii Taran said this at a meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces Major General Yousef Huneiti on November 3, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported.

“In June this year, Ukraine joined a kind of closed club, a member of which is Jordan. We are talking about the fact that NATO recognised Ukraine as Enhanced Opportunities Partner (EOP). We are interested in Jordan's experience in personnel training, especially in the establishment and operation of military training centers in accordance with NATO standards,” Taran said.

Ukraine and Jordan have significant potential for more active cooperation in the military and technical sphere. According to Taran, among the areas of common interest for both countries are military education and science, participation in joint multinational exercises, as well as further dialogue at the level of the General Staff and special task units.

The Ukrainian minister also stressed the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation within the framework of the Agreement on Military Cooperation between the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Ministry of Defense of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. In this context, the parties focused on military and technical cooperation.

In addition, Taran thanked the leadership of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.

The ministry also recalled that in addition to Ukraine, Australia, Jordan, Georgia, Sweden and Finland are also members of the Enhanced Opportunities Partnership (EOP) program. Each of these countries has its own area of common interest with NATO.

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