His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, on Sunday visited the General Command of the JAF, where he was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Hneiti and heads of security agencies.
King Abdullah met with Major General Hneiti and the heads of security agencies to discuss a number of operational, training and logistical issues concerning the JAF and security agencies, national news agency Petra reported.
His Majesty also checked on the readiness of JAF and security formations, commending the personnel’s efforts and expressing pride in their advanced level in terms of armament and training.
King Abdullah, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, at Al Husseiniya Palace, also received on Sunday a US congressional delegation headed by US House of Representatives member Jason Crow.
The meeting, attended by His Royal Highness Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein, focused on Jordanian-US cooperation and strategic partnership, in addition to the latest regional developments.
King Abdullah expressed Jordan’s appreciation for the support provided by the United States in development and defense, emphasizing the important role of Congress in this regard.
Discussing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, His Majesty stressed the need to step up international efforts to end the conflict based on the two-state solution, which guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The King also stressed the need to de-escalate and resolve regional crises through dialogue.
Discussing the Syrian crisis, His Majesty called for a political solution that preserves Syria's territorial integrity, the unity of its people, and the voluntary, safe return of refugees, underscoring the importance of maintaining stability calm, especially in southern Syria.
The meeting also covered regional and international efforts to counter terrorism within a holistic approach.
For their part, the US lawmakers highlighted the deep-rooted US-Jordan relations, commending Jordan’s role, under the leadership of His Majesty, in achieving peace and stability in the Middle East.
Adviser to His Majesty for Communication and Coordination Bisher Khasawneh and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Hneiti attended the meeting.