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Published:July 23rd, 2015 14:59 EST
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Ash Carter Reaffirms Bilateral Relationship With Jordanian Leaders

By SOP newswire3


DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met in Jordan today with Gen. Mashal al-Zaben, King Abdullah II`s advisor for military affairs and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian armed forces, and Lt. Gen. Prince Faisal bin Hussein, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

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Secretary Carter reaffirmed the closeness of the U.S.-Jordan strategic relationship, and the leaders discussed mutual concerns in the region, including the ongoing crisis in Syria, " Cook said.

Carter also expressed his deep appreciation for the Jordanian armed forces` leadership in the region and commended them for playing a leading role in the global coalition effort to deliver a lasting defeat to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, he added.

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=129325

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