Royal College of Defense studies delegation visits Kingdom

Royal College of Defense Studies
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AMMAN — A delegation from the Royal College of Defense Studies, the United Kingdom’s premiere military college has arrived in the Kingdom for a seven-day visit. اضافة اعلان

In a statement by the British Embassy on Sunday, the RCDS was founded in 1927 and prepares senior leaders from around the world for strategic roles in government, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

During the visit, the group will seek to understand how the Kingdom addresses its strategic challenges at domestic, regional, and global levels.

The areas of focus will include geopolitics and strategy, security, economy and innovation, crisis management, climate change, and sustainable development as well as how the Kindgom provides support to refugees.

Air Vice-Marshal Philip Lester who is leading the delegation said “RCDS has conducted visits to Jordan many times in the past and we are delighted to return.” He continued to add “I regard Jordan as an excellent place to learn at the strategic level and a fascinating country to visit culturally and historically.”

The group comprises of 19 senior military officers and directing staff including international students from India, Senegal, Japan, Italy, Kenya, Slovak Republic, and Finland.

Bridget Brind, British Ambassador to the Kingdom said: "I welcome this visit from the UK’s internationally respected Royal College of Defense Studies which reflects the close ties between the UK and Jordan and our deep appreciation of the strategic role that Jordan plays in the region. I am grateful to our Jordanian hosts for their great support and engagement on this visit."

Colonel Will Davies, UK Defense Attaché, said: "The group has a wide and varied program across Jordan covering strategic issues and engaging with senior leaders, commentators, and Jordanian society."

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