Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan stood in for his father, King Abdullah II, on Thursday and opened a military retirees club in the Maan Governorate.
The 26-year-old Crown Prince wore a mask as he reaffirmed his father’s desire to continue to follow up on the condition of military retirees and veterans “in appreciation of their efforts and sacrifices to safeguard Jordan,” according to the Royal Hashemite Court.
He was joined by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Hneiti; Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi; the Governor of Maan Governorate and the director of the club.
Crown Prince Hussein received a tour of the club and spoke to those in attendance.
Thallaj Thyabat, Director of the Economic and Social Association of Retired Servicemen and Veterans, thanked both the King and Crown Prince for their work and attention to military veterans.
The club has an area of 2,175 square metres on 10-dunum land. It was built in line with the orders of King Abdullah to create open clubs for veterans across Jordan. These clubs provide sports and cultural activities for retired military personnel.
The Crown Prince’s father was just in the UAE on Wednesday where he met with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to affirm the strong relationship between the two countries. They also discussed regional developments and ways to advance their bilateral ties. King Abdullah returned to Jordan later on Wednesday.