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King says PSD’s efforts, citizens’ cooperation will enable Jordan to overcome difficulties

By JT - Mar 30,2020 - Last updated at Mar 30,2020

His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, visits the Public Security Directorate on Monday accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Monday said that the efforts of Public Security Directorate (PSD) personnel, with citizens’ cooperation, will help overcome the current difficulties caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).


On a visit to the PSD, King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, said that he and all Jordanians are proud of the PSD’s efforts, according to a Royal Court statement.


During a meeting with PSD Director Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh, attended by HRH Prince Rashid Bin El Hassan, His Majesty said the PSD’s efforts on the field and citizens’ ability to rise to the responsibility will help Jordan overcome the current difficult conditions.


The King reiterated that the exceptional circumstances facing Jordan require unity among government institutions, the JAF, security agencies and citizens, stressing that the exceptional model set by their responsible behaviour must continue.


His Majesty said that Jordan has proven that state institutions and society can work together despite limited resources, and this is what is needed to counter challenges, according to the statement.


This is the unity that builds nations, the King added.


His Majesty praised the humane manner in which PSD personnel deal with citizens, while firmly and professionally upholding the law to safeguard the public’s wellbeing and security.


The King was briefed by Maj. Gen. Hawatmeh on the PSD's key plans and measures to ensure optimum execution of government regulations in response to COVID-19.


His Majesty checked on the readiness of the PSD's various formations and their efforts to prevent the spread of the virus, in addition to enhancing the directorate’s security and policing role and stepping up civil defence services in the field.


The King visited the command and control centre at the PSD, where he was briefed on the progress of work and the flow of security services provided round-the-clock, including quick response in emergencies.


His Majesty also checked on the readiness of the Civil Defence Department's biohazard disinfection teams, which recently worked to clean and sterilise several locations, and the paramedic team equipped to handle suspected COVID-19 cases.




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