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King leaves for Aqaba meetings in US, followed by London initiative

His Majesty checks on army preparedness ahead of working visit

By JT - Feb 19,2019 - Last updated at Feb 19,2019

His Majesty King Abdullah visits the General Command of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday departed on a working visit to the US, during which His Majesty is scheduled to participate in the latest round of the Aqaba meetings, hosted by the US in partnership with Jordan, to coordinate and follow up on international efforts to counter terrorism.

The Aqaba meetings are a series of international meetings launched by King Abdullah in 2015 to bolster security and military cooperation, coordination and exchange of expertise among regional and international partners to counter terrorism within a holistic approach.

The King is later due to head to London on an official visit to attend the London initiative, hosted by the UK to support Jordan’s economy, a Royal Court statement said.

His Majesty’s visit to the UK will also include meetings with British officials and lawmakers, as well as political and economic figures.

HRH Prince Ali was sworn in as Regent, in the presence of Cabinet members, according to the statement.

Earlier in the day, King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), visited the General Command of the JAF, where he was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, and the Royal Jordanian Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Yousef Huneiti.

King Abdullah met with Freihat and discussed a number of issues of concern to the JAF, in the areas of logistics, training and operations, the statement added.

His Majesty checked on the readiness of JAF formations, affirming his pride in the personnel’s advanced level of armament and training.

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