Report: Jordan Ready to Train Kuwaiti Officers
Jordan is preparing to launch training of Kuwait's military, according to a report by Middle East Newsline (MENL).
Gulf defense sources told the news service that this will be the first time that the Hashemite kingdom embarks on such training since the 1991 Gulf war. For nearly a decade, Kuwait has boycotted Jordan, accusing it of siding with the Iraqi invasion of the emirate.
According to the report, the training agreement between Jordan and Kuwait renews military cooperation between the two countries that was said to have been extensive until 1990.
Many of Kuwait's senior officers were graduated from Jordanian military colleges.
The first group of Kuwaiti officers is expected to arrive for training in Jordan in the fall, the sources said.
Earlier this year, military cooperation was launched between the two countries during a visit by Jordanian Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed Malkawi to Kuwait.
The Kuwaiti official news agency (KUNA) reported last week that a Jordanian delegation representing the Command and Staff College was in Kuwait for talks.
The college has trained scores of Arab officers, particularly from the Gulf countries, and others from Muslim states like Pakistan – Albawaba.com
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