His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan received on Sunday Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Acting Foreign Minister in Lebanon’s caretaker government Zeina Akar.
During a meeting at Al Husseiniya Palace, King Abdullah reiterated Jordan’s firm support for the Lebanese people, noting that Lebanon’s stability and prosperity are pivotal to regional prosperity and progress, Petra news agency reported.
His Majesty extended condolences over the victims of the explosion in the town of Altalil, in the Akkar region, which killed and injured dozens of people, reiterating Jordan’s readiness to provide any needed assistance in treating the injured.
The King stressed the need to support state institutions and the army in Lebanon to safeguard its security, stability and unity, calling for unified international efforts to come up with a clear and comprehensive plan to enable Lebanon to overcome the current crisis.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, and Director of the Officer of His Majesty Jafar Hassan attended the meeting.
In another development, His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, on Monday attended an exercise by the Public Security Directorate’s (PSD) Gendarmerie Forces (photo), with support from police units and Civil Defense personnel.
King Abdullah listened to a briefing by PSD Director Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh, attended by His Royal Highness Prince Rashid bin El Hassan, on the progress of training programs aimed at enhancing security and bolstering the rule of law.
The exercise, conducted at Jordan Gendarmerie Regional Centre of Excellence for Public Order Training, is designed to bolster field operation capacities and boost coordination between operations rooms and field units.
His Majesty expressed pride in the skills of PSD personnel, commending their efforts in upholding security and the rule of law, and providing services to the public.
The King also praised the advanced level of professionalism and readiness displayed by the personnel participating in the exercise.