Kazakh President visited Industrial Park in Amman

AMMAN. November 5. KAZINFORM. /Yernur Akanbai/ Yesterday President of Kazakhstan visited the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau Industrial Park and got acquainted with a motor-car repair factory in Amman.

The Bureau is specialized in military industries. It was founded in 1999 in accordance with the decree of the King of Jordan on development of modern weapons and military technique. It became known due to joint projects with the world leaders of military-industrial complex (MIC). For instance, the enterprise became a laureate of the "National security" competition at the III International Salon of Weapons and Military Equipment MVSV-2008 held in Russia last year.

According to the Kazakh Embassy in Jordan, King Abdullah II speaks for the establishment of military-technical cooperation between the two states and suggests holding joint modernization of military technique of Kazakhstan and Jordan.

In this context the defense ministries and special services of the two states establish contacts. In particular, there was reached an agreement on cooperation in the sphere of security. In 2008 Kazakhstan send official representative of the National Security Committee to Jordan for coordination of joint operations on combating terrorism, extremism and organized crime.

In April 2008 the Kingdom of Jordan held a regular international exhibition SOFEX-2008. The Kazakh side was represented by the Ministry of Defense. In October 2008 Astana hosted negotiations between the Jordanian company "Global Shield" and Kazakh "Kazakhstan Engineering" on cooperation in the field of modernization of Jordan's military equipment.

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