On Sunday, June 9th, Jordanians celebrated the 20th anniversary of His Majesty King Abdullah II accession to the throne, Petra news agency reported.
Since His Majesty the King assumed his constitutional powers in June 9th, 1999, Jordan has embarked on a tireless journey of national development and achievement.
Over two decades, the Kingdom, under the leadership of His Majesty, continued to deepen the reform drive and foster the values of justice, freedom and equality. It presents a role model for coexistence and harmony among the various components of the society. Under the leadership of His Majesty the King, Jordanians were able to overcome the various regional challenges, which only increased their strength and resilience.
Since His Majesty King Abdullah II ascended the throne, he has devoted his efforts to strengthen the state institutions and bring about development in its comprehensive and sustainable sense. He also laid the foundation for strong relations with Arab and Muslim countries and has been advocating for world peace and has tirelessly worked to serve just Arab and Muslim causes.
Over the past twenty years, Jordan has emerged as a model of a strong and well-established state that follows scientific and practical plans to realize reform, achieve comprehensive development, strengthen the social fabric, promote active citizenship, and uphold the principles of democracy, freedom and the rule of law.
Improving the standard of living of the Jordanian nation and the quality of the services remained the core priorities of His Majesty the King, in parallel with His continuous efforts at the international arena to protect Jordanian interests.
In addition to these priorities, His Majesty the King devoted his relentless efforts to the Palestinian cause and to establish an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital through a just and comprehensive peace that avoids the region and the world more conflicts and wars.
Gulf leaders congratulated Jordanian King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein on the anniversary of his ascension to the throne, including Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who sent a cable of congratulations to his Jordanian counterpart on this occasion.
The Saudi king wished the Jordanian King permanent good health and happiness and the Government and people of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan steady progress and prosperity, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques praised distinguished relations between the two brotherly countries and their peoples, expressing his keenness on enhancing them in all fields.