publish date 2022-01-30 09:57:40
Today, Sunday, January 30th, marks the 60th birthday of His Majesty King Abdullah II. The eldest son of the late, God willing, His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal, may his soul rest in peace, and HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein.
The birth anniversary of the leader of the nation, the forty-first grandson of our Master Muhammad, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, comes at a time when Jordan is becoming more resilient and resilient, and has the ability to turn challenges into promising opportunities, within a system of cumulative reform that consolidates the approach to the rule of the constitution, the state of institutions and the rule of law.
Jordanians continue the march of construction and progress in the footsteps of His Majesty the King, resolving that Jordan will remain a model of achievement, giving, national unity and coexistence, affirming their confidence and belief in their Hashemite leadership, which has made achievements for the sake of the nation’s elevation and preservation of its capabilities.
The stages of His Majesty’s life, since his birth in Amman, were a record full of awareness, culture and knowledge that made His Majesty’s journey a model for seeking knowledge from its sources.
His Majesty the King received his primary education at the Islamic Scientific College, after which he moved to St Edmund’s School in Surrey, England, and then to Eaglebrook School and Deerfield Academy in the United States of America, where His Majesty completed his secondary education there.
In 1980, His Majesty joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom, graduated as a second lieutenant, and in 1982 joined Oxford University in the field of special studies in Middle Eastern affairs.
His Majesty joined the Advanced Armor Officers Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in the United States of America in 1985.
His Majesty the King obtained a master’s degree in international politics from Georgetown University in 1989, after completing a research and advanced study program in international affairs, as part of the master’s program in foreign service affairs.
His Majesty added to the academic study a variety of military experiences in the United States, Britain and Germany, after which he graduated as a soldier after graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he began in the Arab Army as a company commander in the Royal Tank Brigade/17 in 1989, and remained in the military ranks until he became Commander of the Royal Special Forces in 1994 with the rank of brigadier general, and he reorganized these forces according to the latest international military standards.
This distinguished diversity of education, which His Majesty the King enjoyed, constituted a strong motive for him to enable the sons and daughters of his people to obtain advanced and modern education. His Majesty expressed this by saying: “My ambition is for every Jordanian to have the best quality of education, for the Jordanian person is his advantage. Creativity, and the path of creativity begins with education.”
A Royal Decree was issued on the 31st of 1962, naming Prince Abdullah at the time as Crown Prince, while His Majesty was proclaimed King of Jordan after the death of his father, the late, God willing, His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal, may his soul rest in peace, in 1999, for His Majesty to assume the fourth reign. of the Kingdom, consolidating the process of building modern Jordan.
His Majesty King Abdullah II married Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah on June 10, 1993, and their majesties gave birth to two sons: HRH Prince Al Hussein, who was chosen by a Royal Decree as Crown Prince on July 2, 2009, and HRH Prince Hashem. Their Majesties also gave birth to two daughters, namely; HRH Princess Iman and HRH Princess Salma.
Under the leadership of His Majesty and his directives to successive governments, the Kingdom proceeded towards radical reforms that included various aspects of political, social and economic life, to make Jordan an influential country in the region and the world, based on qualitative achievement, consolidating democracy, respect for the rule of law and human rights, and achieving economic, social and administrative development, as well as stability. politics in the region, combating terrorism and extremism, and spreading international peace and security.
Raising the standard of living of the Jordanian citizen and upgrading the level of services provided to him is the core of His Majesty’s priorities, as he emphasizes the importance of enforcing the principle of transparency, accountability and the rule of law, achieving justice and equal opportunities and strengthening the anti-corruption system, and he always stresses the importance of cooperation and coordination among all institutions.
Through intensive and tireless efforts in various political, economic and social fields at various local, regional and international levels, His Majesty seeks to achieve the best for the Jordanian citizen. His Majesty is also making great efforts to clarify the tolerant concepts that stem from the true Islamic religion, in addition to continuing his efforts to achieve security and stability in the region, and enhance prospects for cooperation with countries around the world.
Since assuming his constitutional responsibilities, His Majesty the King has been keen to enrich the democratic practice rooted in the Jordanian conscience, and to expand and upgrade the roles of the legislative authority as a cornerstone in the democratic building of the Jordanian state. Since His Majesty took office, Jordan has witnessed great reform steps led by His Majesty.
Last June, His Majesty formed a royal committee to modernize the political system, specifying its task to draft a new election law and a new draft law for political parties, to consider constitutional amendments that are legally related to the two laws and parliamentary work mechanisms, and to translate the recommendations and outputs of the committee on the ground into a program of work, in a royal move. To promote and root the democratic life in Jordan.
The composition of the royal committee, in terms of the diversity of its personalities, which included the various segments of Jordanian society, as well as the political and intellectual currents, reflected the royal interest in the need for the committee’s outputs to be comprehensive, compatible and shared visions to advance the country’s march for the better.
In his throne speech, in which His Majesty the King inaugurated the first regular session of the 19th National Assembly, His Majesty affirmed that Jordan is facing “a new stage in the comprehensive modernization process, to achieve the future that our honorable people and dear country deserve.” The safe way to achieve the required modernization, His Majesty stressed that “we are determined to move in this direction responsibly and without hesitation or delay to strengthen the state’s sources of strength, society and institutions.”
His Majesty indicated to the National Assembly that “you have the responsibility to discuss and approve the electoral and political party laws, and the constitutional amendments submitted by the government to your honorable assembly, with the aim of creating an environment incubating partisan life, to form future parliaments, so that youth and women have a prominent role in them,” pointing out that “the Political forces and parties must assume their role and responsibilities to achieve this. The proposed legislation has a constitutional origin, and it includes guarantees for partisan work that we will not allow to be obstructed or interfered with by any party.”
Within the framework of His Majesty’s communicative approach, His Majesty is keen to visit many regions of the Kingdom and meet with citizens, while the Royal Hashemite Court, the home of all Jordanians, is witnessing many meetings with representatives of popular and official actors from various governorates and sectors, focusing on ways to improve and develop conditions The economic and living conditions of citizens, as these meetings reflected His Majesty’s focus on listening directly to the concerns, needs and suggestions of citizens.
And because Jordan’s real wealth is with its children, Jordanian youth are at the center of His Majesty’s interests, and they enjoy his care and support, and His Majesty always emphasizes the need to motivate and empower them by embracing their ideas and supporting their projects, to turn into productive, income-generating projects of economic value, where His Majesty’s vision is based on investment. In the Jordanian human being creative and distinguished by his giving.
At the level of the Jordanian Armed Forces – the Arab Army, and the security services, His Majesty the King; The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces – the Arab Army and the security services, pays most attention, and is keen on ensuring that these institutions are at the forefront in preparation, training and qualification, to be able to protect the homeland and its gains and carry out their tasks to the fullest, in addition to improving the conditions of their working and retired members.
His Majesty the King dedicates his tireless efforts with the active states to stress the centrality of the Palestinian cause and the need to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict according to the two-state solution, efforts that were accompanied by the royal support for the Palestinian brothers on the political and humanitarian levels.
His Majesty the King exerts great efforts as the guardian, protector and patron of the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Al-Quds Al-Sharif, based on the Hashemite guardianship of these holy sites, to preserve its Arab identity and its Islamic and Christian holy sites, and to support and stabilize its inhabitants, Muslims and Christians.
Today, under the leadership of His Majesty, Jordan enjoys a distinguished position internationally, as a result of the moderate policies and realistic vision of His Majesty regarding various regional and international issues, and His Majesty’s pivotal role in dealing with these issues, and his efforts to achieve peace and enhance security and stability in the region and the world.
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