EGYPT, JORDAN DISCUSS SECURITY, COUNTER-TERRORISM COOPERATION

CAIRO, Egypt, – Egypt’s and Jordan’s interior ministers, discussed here on Sunday, means to enhance their cooperation in security and counter-terrorism fields, said the Egyptian Interior Ministry in a statement.

The discussion took place during a visit by a Jordanian high-profile security delegation, led by Interior Minister, Salama Hammad, to Cairo, as he met with his Egyptian counterpart, Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar.

Abdel-Ghaffar stressed Egypt’s keenness to cooperate on security issues, with fellow Arab states, including training, know-how and information exchange, hailing Egyptian-Jordanian ties as “historical.”

The talks further highlighted regional security developments, and the effect of conflicts in the Middle East, on growing terrorist and extremist ideologies.

“The current conditions require joint international efforts, to besiege all negative phenomena resulting from terrorism,” said the Egyptian interior minister.

Hammad conveyed Jordan’s interest to learn from Egypt’s security expertise “which is known for efficiency, in the fields of security and counter-terrorism.”

He expressed an inclination to enrol Jordanian policemen, into security-specific training courses, given by the Police Academy in Cairo.

Egypt and Jordan have been suffering from rising extremist groups in the past few years, following the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, in addition to the ensuing 2010-2011 so-called “Arab Spring,” which toppled a number of Arab leaders.–

Source: Nam News Network

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