German Defence Minister Lambrecht arrives in Jordan to visit air base

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German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht has arrived in Jordan in what is her first official trip abroad this year. The minister is visiting the Muwaffaq Salti Air Base to learn more about Germany’s participation in an international operation against Islamic State, the Defence Ministry tweeted on Saturday. Lambrecht also met German soldiers for an initial personal exchange, the ministry said. Some 150 German soldiers are currently stationed in Jordan, according to the Bundeswehr. They are supporting a US-led coalition against Islamic State by refueling mission aircraft. In total, Germany is…

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