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Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe visits Jordan

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The head of London’s Metropolitan Police Service discusses UK-Jordan police cooperation

From 16-17 February the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, visited Jordan to discuss deepening of UK-Jordan police ties.

During the visit, Sir Hogan-Howe called on General Tawalbeh, the Head of Jordan’s Public Security Directorate, where the two police chiefs signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to encourage closer working between the two police services, including the sharing of information.

Speaking after the visit, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Amman, Simon Mustard, said: ‘This visit comes as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen UK-Jordan relations and build on the UK’s commitment to Jordan’s security, stability and prosperity.’

Sir Hogan-Howe also called on the head of Jordan’s Gendarmerie, Major General al-Sweilmeen; His Highness Prince Rashid and His Highness Prince Hassan. He also opened a new Community Police Station at Za’atari Refugee Camp.