His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, met with JAF unit Commanders, as part of a series of army outreach meetings.
At the meeting, attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, King Abdullah reaffirmed his pride in JAF’s advanced level and their role in safeguarding Jordan’s borders.
The meeting also covered a number of topics, including regional developments, Petra news agency reported.
His Majesty stressed Jordan’s strong ties with Arab countries, as well as other countries in the region and around the world.
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.
On 20 July 2020, King Abdullah also 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.
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.