Strengthening bilateral defence cooperation between Cyprus and Jordan was discussed by Defence Minister Michalis Giorgallas during the official visit to Jordan on Wednesday at the invitation of the Chief of the Jordanian Armed Forces General Youssef Al Hunaity.
The minister’s visit is part of regular bilateral consultations on defence and security issues with states in the region and is a continuation of the visit of the President to Amman in August.
During a meeting with Al Hunaity, “the bilateral defence cooperation between Cyprus and Jordan was reviewed and further ways of strengthening and deepening it were discussed, by conducting trainings and joint exercises of the special and aviation forces in Jordan and Cyprus.”
Giorgallas was also received by Prime Minister of Jordan Bisher Al-Khasawneh, with whom they discussed issues of bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries, while the minister thanked the Jordanian PM for his immediate response and assistance in sending aerial firefighting resources to help extinguish the recent fires on the island.
They agreed to further strengthen the already good relations and the military cooperation developed in recent years between the two countries.
The minister also met Archbishop of Kyriakoupolis Christophoros, with whom he discussed ways of strengthening the pastoral work of the Orthodox Church in Jordan.
Giorgallas also visited the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, where he received information and a tour and discussed cooperation with the national guard in providing training personnel.