His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, visited the Royal Jordanian Command and Staff College and the Jordanian National Defence College.
His Majesty was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Major General Yousef Hneiti and a number of senior officers, Petra news agency reported.
In remarks during a seminar on national security, King Abdullah underscored that the priority should be for enhancing the economic situation and creating employment opportunities.
His Majesty noted that a plan to uplift the economy is being developed, emphasising the need to encourage local and foreign investments through providing incentives and calling for promoting public-private partnerships.
Discussing the Palestinian cause, the King highlighted the need to support the Palestinians in gaining their just and legitimate rights to establish their independent, sovereign state on the 4 June 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in line with the two-state solution.
His Majesty stressed Jordan’s commitment to its historical and religious role in safeguarding Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, in line with the Hashemite Custodianship.
During the visit, the King was briefed on programs offered by the two colleges as well as recent updates to their curricula.
His Majesty met with cadets at the two colleges, where students from Jordan and Arab, African, Asian, and European countries are enrolled.
The King attended a tactical exercise and an educational session, and toured the facilities of the two colleges, expressing pride in the distinguished level of military education they offer.
The certificates granted by the two colleges are issued by Mutah University, with the Royal Jordanian Command and Staff College offering a bachelor’s degree, and the Jordanian National Defence College offering two master’s degrees and a high diploma program.