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Jordan attends 'Eager Lion 2018' preparatory meeting

By JT - Oct 23,2017 - Last updated at Oct 23,2017

AMMAN — Head of the operations and training at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) Brig. Gen. Misleh Maaytah on Sunday attended the preparatory meeting of the "Eager Lion 2018".

Director of Joint Military Training at JAF, in the presence of the director of military training at the US Central Command, said that this annual drill aims at increasing coordination and cooperation between the armies of Jordan and the US, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

He added that the exercise also helps to develop both countries' defence and training capabilities in strategic planning, in addition to raise the level of preparedness of other participating armies and developing the national capabilities in crisis management. "Eager Lion" drills have been held annually in the Kingdom since 2011, in cooperation with the US and the participation of several countries.

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