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King checks on readiness measures of several wings of armed forces


The Jordan Times


AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Monday visited the General Command of JAF, where His Majesty was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Huneiti and a number of senior officers.
King Abdullah met with Huneiti to discuss a number of operational, training and logistic issues concerning the JAF, a Royal Court statement said on Monday. 
His Majesty was also briefed by assistants to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, the commander of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, and the head of the Royal Medical Services on achievements and future plans related to the JAF.
The King checked on the readiness of JAF formations, commending the personnel’s efforts and expressing pride in their advanced level of armament and training, according to the statement.
The attendees also affirmed the commitment to continue modernising and building the capacities of the JAF.
His Majesty reiterated his confidence in JAF personnel, stressing the importance of maintaining efforts to continue advancing and modernising the armed forces, so that the army remains a model of discipline, dedication and professionalism.
Also on Monday, the King and HRH Crown Prince Hussein visited the General Directorate of the Gendarmerie, the statement added.
Gendarmerie Director Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh and senior officials received King Abdullah.
His Majesty met with Hawatmeh and discussed a number of security and organisational issues concerning the duties of the gendarmerie forces.
At the meeting, attended by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Rashid and Prince Abdullah, the King was briefed on the plans and measures taken by the directorate to build the capacities of its personnel and safeguard the security of citizens and visitors, in line with human rights principles, the Royal Court said.
His Majesty commended the gendarmerie’s advanced level, noting the reputation the directorate has garnered for its commitment to professionalism.
The King also attended a security drill conducted by the gendarmerie directorate’s nuclear security unit, which simulated the field response to chemical and nuclear-related risks, as well as dealing with an attack on a facility, with the support of Civil Defence Directorate personnel.
His Majesty was also shown the equipment used by the nuclear security unit to detect hazardous material.
Also during the visit, the King met with a number of gendarmerie personnel who have been recognised for their distinguished performance and won national and international accolades, according to the statement.
His Majesty expressed pride in gendarmerie personnel, commending their professionalism in serving citizens and the nation.
The King also joined a group of gendarmes for lunch.

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