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Performance of female unit of the Jordan Armed Forces was among the most attractive moments of NATO Days in Ostrava

(This article expired 30.01.2017.)

Jordan became the first-ever Arab country whose armed forces were represented at the largest security show in Europe, the NATO Days in Ostrava.

During the weekend of September 19 and 20 at the airport in Mošnov,  eight member-team of Female Company for Special Security Tasks (FCSST), in cooperation with members of the Czech Army 102nd Reconnaissance Battalion showed a dynamic demonstration of the liberation of captured hostages.

Their performance was introduced by Army General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, and Brigadier Nawal al-Nsour, Director of the Directorate of Women's Affairs in the Jordan Armed Forces, who led the Jordanian delegation. Both underlined the importance of cooperation in the face of common security threats that have no geographical boundaries.

The members of FCSST team also met the First Lady, Mrs. Ivana Zemanová, and Defense Minister Martin Stropnický.

Jordanian participation received considerable media attention.

FCSST team members also met with students from Ostrava International High School, and attended the meeting with local public interested in military and security issues. In both cases, they responded to questions about the training and the mission of the female unit and situation in the region.

Jordanian team made a strong impression on both other participants and spectators of 15th NATO Days in Ostrava, and underlined the importance of Jordan's armed forces as one of the most active partners of NATO, a regional pioneer in the field of equal status of women in the armed forces, and an important ally in the fight against Islamic radicalism.