His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, inaugurated the training premises of the explosives handling unit, of the Public Security Directorate’s (PSD) Preventative Security, which has been fitted with the latest technology and equipment.
King Abdullah, accompanied by PSD Director Major General Fadel Hmoud, toured the new facility and reviewed the training programs it offers, Petra news agency reported.
His Majesty also attended a drill, during which participants applied procedures for handling explosives, ensuring the safety of the place and those present.
The King commended the high level of professionalism displayed by PSD personnel in the performance of their various tasks.
On Tuesday, His Majesty King Abdullah departed for Paris to participate in a high-level meeting on the Christchurch Call to Action to Eliminate Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online.
The international summit is hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Ahead of the high-level meeting, King Abdullah and Prime Minister Ardern will co-chair a roundtable with executives and representatives of global tech companies to discuss the security challenges posed by extremists’ abuse of online and social media platforms and technology.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah was sworn in as Regent, in the presence of Cabinet members.