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Royal Hashemite Court (Jordan)


King Abdullah marks Jordan’s 68th Independence Day
Amman, 25 May 2014



His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday attended a ceremony at the Royal Hashemite Court to celebrate Jordan’s 68th Independence Day.

Her Majesty Queen Rania and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, along with other Royal family members and senior officials, diplomats and key figures also attended the ceremony.

Attendees included leaders of political leaders and representatives of commissions, unions, media outlets and civil societal institutions.

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

Upon arrival, the King was greeted by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein, Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh and Chairman of the Joint-Chiefs-of-Staff Gen. Mashal Al Zaben.

His Majesty received an official welcome that included a 21-gun salute by the artillery.

Earlier in the day, the King congratulated all Jordanians on the occasion via the Royal Court Twitter account.

“Congratulations on 68Yrs of JO independence Proud of all Jordanians for their efforts in making Jordan Great Together we stand stronger #ABH,” His Majesty wrote.

At the ceremony, Ensour, Senate President Abdur Ra’uf Rawabdeh, Lower House Speaker Atef Tarwaneh, Higher Judicial Council President Hisham Tal delivered speeches at the ceremony, highlighting Jordan’s independence and ensuing stages of the country’s achievements and accomplishments in various fields.

King Abdullah received cables of congratulations from world leaders and senior officials on the occasion of the Kingdom’s 68th Independence Day.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein received similar cables from senior officials and officers on the occasion of Independence Day.