New EU project launched to reinforce Jordan’s capabilities at the Eastern Borders

July 18, 2019
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The Delegation of the European Union to Jordan and Expertise France have announced today the launch of a new project entitled “Reinforcing Jordan’s Capabilities at the Eastern Borders”.

This project, funded by the EU for a total amount of 6 million euros, aims at improving the coordination and sustainability of civil-military operations in the Eastern part of Jordan, with the provision of a multi-agency logistical hub in Ruwaishid (Mafraq Governorate) and capacity building activities.

This hub will be a forward base providing critical logistical support to the Jordan Armed Forces, as well as the Jordanian law enforcement and security agencies present in the Eastern part of the country. Its strategic location, in the city of Ruwaishid, will enhance the national authorities’ capability to respond to any threats at the Northern and Eastern borders likely to hamper Jordan’s security (terrorist infiltration, weapon and drug smuggling). It will also contribute to the sustainable resumption of normal cross-border traffic with Iraq and to improve the humanitarian and civil protection response.

The project will be implemented by Expertise France, which is the French public agency for international technical assistance.


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