His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, on Wednesday attended the ceremony held by JAF and security agencies marking Jordan’s state centennial, which coincides with the Accession to the Throne Day, Army Day, and the Great Arab Revolt anniversary.
King Abdullah was received at Al Rayah Parade Ground, located at the Royal Hashemite Court, by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Hneiti, Petra news agency reported.
The ceremony saw the participation of representatives from armies and security agencies of friendly countries that have ties to Jordan through military cooperation and joint training, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Palestine, the UK, France, and Pakistan.
During the ceremony, the Great Arab Revolt Flag was presented to the 2nd Al Hussein Mechanized Battalion, after having been carried by the 9th Prince Mohammed Mechanized Battalion.
His Majesty bestowed the Order of the State Centennial on JAF, the Public Security Directorate, the General Intelligence Department, and a number of military and security personnel, in appreciation of their contributions to the advancement and progress of the nation over the past 100 years.
The King also bestowed Royal medals on a number of JAF and security agencies’ personnel in appreciation of their service and dedication.
A number of Royal family members, senior officials and officers, as well as senior officers from Arab and foreign countries and military attachés in Jordan attended the ceremony.