His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), joined Special Forces personnel in an exercise simulating the elimination of terrorist elements and smugglers.
Upon arrival at the location of the drill, King Abdullah was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Hneiti and the commander of the King Abdullah II Special Forces Group.
The exercise included reconnaissance missions by snipers and dealing with surprise targets, with the goal of providing support for Border Guards units, Petra news agency reported.
It also featured the use of various firearms with aerial cover provided by helicopters to intercept targets beyond the operation’s area.
His Majesty commended the high coordination and professionalism of army personnel, expressing pride in the advanced level of the JAF and the Royal Jordanian Air Force.
In another development, Jordan and the U.S. Tuesday signed a joint statement on cooperation between the Jordanian Ministry of Interior and the Department of Homeland Security to make travel procedures easier for Jordanians.
The joint statement was signed by Jordan's envoy in Washington D.C. Dina Kawar and the commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Homeland Security Chris Magnus.
The statement took into consideration the joint interests between the two countries in making travel procedures for Jordanian nationals easier provided they are eligible for the “Global Entry Program.”