Tuesday, 23 January 2018 08:01 GMT

Jordanian Regent meets Hagel on defense cooperation

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Jordanian Regent Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein received here on Wednesday US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to discuss the defense cooperation between the two countries. The meeting, attended by Chairman of the Jordanian Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt.-Gen. Mashal Mohammad Al-Zaben, also dealt with a range of issues including the latest developments in the Middle East region, according to a statement by the Royal Court. Hagel, on a multi-day trip to the region, arrived here earlier today from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he attended the U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council defense ministerial conference; he is scheduled to travel to Israel. More than 1,000 US military personnel are stationed in Jordan as part of a Patriot detachment, an F-16 deployment and a US Central Command forward planning element.

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