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Australia, Jordan Anti-Terror Deal: Top 5 Facts

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Australia and Jordan have signed an anti-terror deal through which both nations promise to help each other counter money laundering and fight terrorism.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull praised the deal between the two nations and said that the national agenda of both are similar. Both countries do not favor tactics that try to divide people and adopt violent means to control the world scenario. The prime minister said that Jordan is the only nation across the Middle East that Australia can trust and partner with.

Turnbull told reporters in Canberra on Thursday that Australia can rely on its new partner and ensure complete cooperation as far as countering terrorism is concerned. He called its new partner a kind host to accommodate so many refugees who have been fleeing from the Syria-Iraq conflict.

Australian ABC TV network conducted an interview with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan on Wednesday, who was accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. Their visit came following an invitation from Aussie Governor General Peter Cosgrove. The ABC host Tony Jones interviewed the King for “Lateline”.

When Jones asked the King about Jordan and Australia anti-terror deals, His Majesty said that his new partner nation plays a significant role in maintaining international affairs. He praised Australia for its strong special forces and also showed complete confidence on believing in the nation as the two countries have been neighbors for a long period.

The top authorities of both nations have been seen praising each other’s nations and are grateful for the chance to come together for an anti-terror deal. Turnbull said that the king has always been a source of modernization and stability in the country.”We thank you for your dedication over many years, for peace, for security and for strengthening the already very strong ties, a century old, between our two great nations,” he said as quoted by SBS.

Top 5 facts that can be derived from the Australia Jordan anti-terror deal details

  • Malcolm Turnbull praises Jordan for hosting more than 12,000 refugees in the nation.
  • The King of Jordan trusts the special forces of Australia.
  • Australia thinks Jordan will prove to be a trustworthy neighbor from the Middle East.
  • The King is a symbol of stability, hence, he is reliable.

Australia and Jordan have similar objectives as far as controlling terrorism is concerned.

Online Source: Aussie Network News.

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