NATO announces more support to Jordan

The final statement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit on Thursday announced more support to Jordan.

At the conclusion of the Brussels Summit, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said: “We have taken major decisions to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence. To step up in the fight against terrorism and to ensure fair burden-sharing among all Allies.” Stoltenberg noted that since President Trump took office, European Allies and Canada have added an additional $41 billion to their defence spending.” “At this Summit, we decided to raise the readiness of our forces; to increase our ability to move them across the Atlantic and within Europe; to modernise our command structure; and to set up a new cyber operations centre,” NATO Secretary-General added.

“We also decided to boost NATO’s contribution to the fight against terrorism. With a new training mission in Iraq; more support for Jordan and Tunisia; a fully operational Hub for the South; and a package of additional measures for the south,” he noted.

Furthermore, Stoltenberg said: “We also decided to sustain our presence in Afghanistan until conditions indicate a change is appropriate.” He said NATO leaders met with the Presidents of Georgia and Ukraine and added that: “Together we discussed shared concerns, including Russia’s threats to their sovereignty and territorial integrity.” “Today, we agreed to continue working together to prepare Georgia for NATO membership,” Stoltenberg said, pointing out that “We stand by our earlier decisions in light of Ukraine’s aspirations to join the Alliance.

Twenty-nine NATO member states participated in the 29th Summit, together with 20 partner states in various regions of the world, including Jordan, five representatives from the United Nations, the European Union, the World Bank and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Source: Jordan News Agency