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King accepts medal from Red Crescent, Red Cross organisation

By JT - Jan 24,2017 - Last updated at Jan 24,2017

His Majesty King Abdullah accepts a decoration from the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organisation in recognition of His Majesty's humanitarian efforts in Amman on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday accepted the Abu Bakr Al Siddeiq Medal of the First Class from the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organisation, in recognition of His Majesty's humanitarian efforts towards Syrian refugees and continuous support for the Palestinian people and their just cause.

The medal represents the highest recognition the organisation bestows on kings and presidents for their humanitarian endeavours across the globe, especially in the Arab world, according to a Royal Court statement.

King Abdullah was handed the medal by Jordan National Red Crescent Society Chairman Mohammad Hadid, during His Majesty's meeting with a delegation of Red Crescent and Red Cross societies.

The delegation comprised Secretary General of the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organisation Saleh Suheibani, President of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Tadateru Konoé and presidents and secretaries general of Arab Red Crescent societies.

The Monarch, during Al Husseiniya Palace meeting, expressed his appreciation for the humanitarian efforts exerted by Red Crescent and Red Cross societies in the world, and thanked them for the recognition.

His Majesty stressed that the medal is an honour for Jordan, which has always been a safe haven for refugees, and for the Jordanian people that shouldered the burdens of hosting Arab brethren.

He added that it is an honour for the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, security departments and soldiers who protect borders, sacrifice for safeguarding the homeland and helping the vulnerable. 

Jordan will not spare any effort to aid refugees and all those seeking help, His Majesty stressed, expressing his pride for what the Kingdom has offered to millions of refugees who found in it a safe haven. 

He also noted that the burdens that Jordan has shouldered as a result of refugee influxes for decades have not hindered the country’s humanitarian and aid services to refuge seekers, despite the limited international assistance in this regard. 

The King expressed his wishes of success for the ninth conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies of the Middle East and North Africa region, which Jordan is currently hosting under the motto: “Together for humanity”.

During the meeting, Suheibani said that what Jordan offers to refugees deserves the respect and appreciation of the entire world. 

Other delegates highly appreciated the Jordanian role in hosting Syrian refugees despite the challenges the Kingdom is going through, stressing that Jordan gave the world a good example in humanitarian relief and aid services to refugees.




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