The UK announced plans on Monday to boost cooperation with Jordan in an effort to tackle Islamic extremism in the region as the first part of a trip that will also include Saudi Arabia.
Prime Minister Theresa May visited the Jordanian capital city of Amman on Monday as a part of a three-day trip to the Middle East. During her visit, she announced plans to increase training between UK and Jordanian air forces to improve strike capabilities directed at ISIS strongholds in the area.
Prior to her trip, May spoke to reporters about it.
“It is clearly in the UK’s security and prosperity interests to support Jordan and Saudi Arabia in tackling regional challenges to create a more stable region, and in delivering their ambitious reform programs to ensure their own stability.”