His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, on Sunday expressed pride in the role and capabilities of the JAF in safeguarding the Kingdom’s borders.
At a meeting with Commanders of JAF Border Guard units, King Abdullah stressed the need to bolster logistical support for Border Guard units, to ensure they continue upholding their tasks and duties, Petra news agency reported.
Speaking at the meeting, held at a Border Guard location in the Southern Military Region, in line with His Majesty’s keenness to maintain outreach to JAF personnel, the King highlighted Jordan’s efforts to counter coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which have enabled it to be among the top countries in the world in dealing with this pandemic.
Countries around the world have been impacted socially and economically by COVID-19, His Majesty said, adding that Jordan is working to mitigate the pandemic’s implications.
The upcoming phase will be marked by a focus on advanced agriculture and building the sector’s capacities, in addition to bolstering the pharmaceutical, medical supplies manufacturing, food processing and medical tourism sectors, the King noted.
Jordan, His Majesty said, stands out among other countries in its flexibility and potential to be a regional hub amidst the ramifications of the COVID-19 crisis.
Discussions at the meeting also covered regional developments, with the King reaffirming Jordan’s unwavering and clear position on the Palestinian cause, and the Kingdom’s support for the Palestinian people as they seek their just and legitimate rights.
His Majesty also noted Jordan’s excellent ties with Arab, regional, and international partners.
The King was briefed by the Unit Commanders on operational, logistical, and training-related issues, as well as plans to further enhance performance.
The Commanders also stressed their units’ readiness and high morale as they continue to defend the borders.