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King honours Jordanians’ contributions on 73rd Independence Day

His Majesty bestows medals on number of leading institutions, individuals during ceremony

By JT - May 26,2019 - Last updated at May 26,2019

His Majesty King Abdullah attends a ceremony at the Cultural Palace marking the 73rd Independence Day on Saturday, during which he honoured a number of Jordanians for for their contributions (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania and HRH Crown Prince Hussein, attended a ceremony at the Cultural Palace on Saturday marking Jordan’s 73rd Independence Day.

The country celebrated on Saturday winning its full independence on May 25, 1946, following the end of the British mandate. 

Upon arrival at the venue, the King was received with a military reception that included a 21-gun salute, and then inspected the honour guard, a Royal Courts statement said.

At the ceremony, attended by a number of Royal family members, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, Senate President Faisal Fayez, Speaker of the Lower House Atef Tarawneh and Judicial Council President Mohammad Ghazou delivered speeches that highlighted Jordan’s achievements since its independence.

Congratulating all Jordanians on the occasion, they commended the nation’s achievements, under His Majesty’s leadership, in various fields, which are a source of pride for Jordanian men and women.

During the ceremony, His Majesty bestowed medals on a number of leading national institutions and a group of distinguished Jordanian men and women, in appreciation for their contributions to Jordan’s prosperity and progress (see story on page 2).

A video highlighting the achievements of the honourees was screened at the ceremony, while another video showed Jordan’s achievements in a number of sectors over the past 20 years of King Abdullah’s reign, according to the statement.

Senior officials and army officers, members of the Senate and the Lower House, diplomats, and representatives of civil society institutions, political parties, and professional associations attended the ceremony.

Their Majesties and Crown Prince Hussein also greeted the attendees at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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