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Statement | May 22, 2021

Readout from Gen. McKenzie’s visit with Jordan Armed Forces Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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U.S. Central Command’s Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Jordan Armed Forces Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Youssef Ahmed Al-Hanaiti yesterday in Amman.

The leaders discussed the enduring defeat of ISIS, the Afghan-led peace plan, border security and ways to expand defense cooperation and modernization responsibly in a COVID-19 environment.

“Jordan has an unmatched ability to engage stakeholders from different cultures and points of view,” McKenzie said. “Thanks to King Abdullah II’s leadership and the Jordan Armed Forces’ capabilities, the kingdom continues to be an exceptionally reliable partner and champion of regional peace and stability.”

During the visit, McKenzie also met with Chargé d’Affaires Mike Hankey and other members of the U.S. embassy staff.