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King, Lebanese army chief discuss defence cooperation

Gen. Oun tours special operations training facility

By JT - Oct 02,2017 - Last updated at Oct 02,2017

His Majesty King Abdullah meets with Lebanese army chief Gen. Joseph Oun in Amman on Monday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah and Lebanon’s army chief Gen. Joseph Oun on Monday reviewed means to enhance military and defence cooperation between Jordan and Lebanon. 

HRH Prince Feisal and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat attended the meeting, according to a Royal Court statement. 

Also on Monday, Oun headed a Lebanese military delegation on a visit to the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre (KASOTC), and was received by its Director General Col. Ahmad Keiber. 

The delegates toured KASOTC and listened to a briefing on the training tasks carried out by the centre, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

The delegates commended the “advanced level” of KASOTC and its capability to execute tasks.

In 2015, Jordan donated artillery weapons and tanks to the Lebanese army, under the King’s directives.

The military assistance was part of cooperation between the two armies, a military source was quoted by Petra as saying then.

A ceremony was held in Beirut to receive the Jordanian donation, attended by a JAF delegation, the source said. 

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