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King salutes JAF personnel on 66th anniversary of army leadership Arabization

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His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein, visits the General Command of JAF. (Photos: Royal Court)
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, on Tuesday saluted all army personnel through the JAF Radio Station, on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the Arabization of army leadership, according to a Royal Court statement.اضافة اعلان

During a visit to the radio station, King Abdullah said the impact of the late King Hussein’s decision to Arabize the army’s leadership “still resonates in our hearts and minds”.


His Majesty King Abdullah, visits the Armed Forces Radio and, in a broadcast message, expresses pride on the 66th anniversary of the Arabization of the army leadership. (Photos: Royal Court)

His Majesty extended his congratulations to Jordanians, and the personnel of JAF and security agencies on this occasion, stressing that Jordan will stand firmly against all attempts to undermine its stability and security.

The King, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, also visited JAF headquarters, and was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Hneiti, General Intelligence Department Director Maj. Gen. Ahmad Husni, Public Security Directorate Director Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh, and senior officers.

During a meeting with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, directors of security agencies, and senior officers, the King discussed several issues related to JAF and security agencies.

 His Majesty highlighted the important role of JAF and security agencies, and their professionalism in safeguarding Jordan’s borders and maintaining security and stability, stressing the need to equip the armed forces with the latest technology.

Turning to the Arabization of JAF leadership, the King said it was a major milestone in the history of the Arab Army, which has proven itself at the regional and international levels, for its professionalism and competency.

For his part, Maj. Gen. Hneiti said the Arabization of JAF leadership started a new phase in the history of the armed forces, underlining the achievements of the army and security agencies the first centennial of the Jordanian state.

Hneiti reaffirmed that JAF has witnessed remarkable advancement under King Abdullah’s leadership, in terms of organization, equipment, training, operations, logistics and human resources.

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