Jordan offers Chechnya education and health expertise

Jordan's King Abdullah II told Chechnya's president Monday that his country was willing to provide the war-scarred republic with education and health expertise, the official Petra news agency said. President Ramzan Kadyrov met with the king and other Jordanian officials as part of a three-day visit to the country that started Sunday. Jordan is home to some 30,000 ethnic Chechens, whose ancestors left czarist Russia at the end of the 19th century. The group has preserved its traditions and language and is known for its loyalty to the ruling Hashemite dynasty. Many Chechens hold top government posts.