Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), HRH Princess Salma bint Abdullah II (photo) inaugurated the Military Women’s Training Center in the Ghabawi area in Zarqa Governorate, which was established in cooperation between the JAF and the NATO, Petra news agency reported.
In the ceremony, attended by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Hneiti and Senior JAF Officers, Director of JAF’s Military Women’s Affairs Department, Colonel Maha An-Nasser, gave a speech in which she stressed the importance of the center in developing and empowering military women and training them to keep abreast with developments and achieve a high level of professionalism.
An-Nasser said that the center was designed according to the highest standards to become a regional hub to provide training support for military women by preparing and qualifying female officers and non-commissioned officers from various JAF military types in terms of tactics, security and administration to carry out duties entrusted to them with efficiency and competence.
Princess Salma toured the center's buildings, which include specialized training rooms and a nursery for children, to serve the center's female officers by providing the necessary care for their children.
In the ceremony, which included a show conducted by the female musicians faction, Princess Salma attended an exercise by male and female officers of the Reaction Force Brigade (QRF)/the Raiders Battalion of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Quick, showcasing the distinguished level and high professionalism of the participants.
The ceremony was attended by a number of Diplomats and Military Attachés from friendly countries, and a number of JAF Officers.
In another development, His Majesty King Abdullah has received cables from leaders of several states on the occasion of the 22nd Accession to the Throne Day.
King Abdullah also received cables on this occasion and on the Great Arab Revolt anniversary and Army Day from senior officials and officers, as well as representatives of civil society institutions.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II received similar cables on these national occasions.