Kenya's Chief Of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi In Jordan For State Visit

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Kenya's Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), General Robert Kibochi, is on an official visit to the Kingdom of Jordan to enhance defence partnership and bilateral cooperation.

The Chief of Defence Forces was received by his counterpart, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Major General Yousef Hnaity.

In his opening remarks, General Kibochi affirmed that the visit is a confirmation of the strong existing friendly bilateral relations between the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) and the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), which has been made possible through the participation of various joint training and exercises between the two countries in the past.

CDF noted that the two Nations have nurtured and enjoyed a wide range of cooperation in the Defence and Security sectors following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2015 and, subsequently, drafting a Defence Agreement Cooperation (DCA), which is currently under development.

The bilateral engagement reinforces the spirit of cooperation to enhance Military Training and Exercises, Defence Industry, Defence Research and Development, Medical and Health Services Research, Maritime Security and Exploitation of the Blue Economy, Cyber Security, Counter Terrorism, Climate Security, and Exchange of Visits.

Additionally, General Kibochi pointed out that a non-resident Defence Attaché (DA) station has been established in Amman, Jordan, to improve coordination and liaison between the two militaries.

In his closing remarks, General Kibochi expressed his utmost appreciation to His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein for his hospitality and that the visit would continue to enhance bilateral engagements between KDF and JAF.

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