His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan met on Monday with Minister of National Defense of Canada Harjit Singh Sajjan at Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman and discussed military cooperation between Jordan and Canada.
King Abdullah expressed appreciation for Canada’s support for Jordan in various sectors.
The meeting covered regional developments and efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region, as well as efforts to counter terrorism within a holistic approach.
Discussions also covered the burden of the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordan’s economy, according to Petra news agency.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Freihat, Adviser to His Majesty and Director of the Office of His Majesty Manar Dabbas, Canada’s Ambassador to Jordan Peter MacDougall, and the accompanying visiting delegation attended the meeting.
The Canadian Minister arrived to Jordan after an earlier visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he separately met with Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, and Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
In another development, His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan also visited Monday the Hashemite Commission for Disabled Soldiers (HCDS) and met with its President, His Royal Highness Prince Mired bin Raad, and members.
King Abdullah commended the services provided by the HCDS for injured servicemen who have sacrificed to defend the homeland, stressing the importance of coordinating with all relevant institutions to support the commission.
Prince Mired thanked His Majesty for supporting injured servicemen and the HCDS, which has become a regional model in quality of services offered to beneficiaries.
During the meeting, attended by a number of injured servicemen, the King was briefed by HCDS Director General Jadallah Masarweh on the commission’s role, services, programs, and activities for beneficiaries and their families.
The HCDS, which includes 2,150 members, works in coordination with various relevant institutions to serve and rehabilitate beneficiaries, with the goal of reintegrating them into society as productive and employable members and helping them secure job opportunities.
His Majesty toured the HCDS and visited its physiotherapy department, which offers fitness and rehabilitation sessions supervised by therapists from the Royal Medical Services.
The King visited the vocational training department, which offers courses for injured servicemen and their families.
The tour also covered the commission’s knowledge station, where beneficiaries receive courses on computer science provided in cooperation with the National Information Technology Center.
Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi accompanied His Majesty on the visit.