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، ويا أَعَزُّ قَبِيلا
الهواشِمِ من قُرَيشٍ
فَحْلاً عَنْ فُحُـولٍ
شَهِيدَ كَرَامَةٍ وقَتِيلا
His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein is the 43rd generation direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be
Upon Him). He assumed his constitutional powers as Monarch of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on February 7th, 1999, the day
his father, the late King Hussein, passed away.
Born in Amman on January 30th, 1962, King Abdullah II is the eldest son
of His Majesty the late King Hussein and Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein. He began his primary education at the
Islamic Educational College in Amman, and later attended St. Edmund's School in Surrey, England. For his secondary education,
he attended Eaglebrook School and Deerfield Academy in the United States of America.
King Abdullah II joined the Royal
Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom in 1980, and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in 1981. He was later
appointed Reconnaissance Troop Leader in the 13th/18th Battalion of the Royal Hussars (British Army) in (West) Germany and
England. In 1982, King Abdullah II attended Oxford University where he completed a one-year Special Studies course in Middle
Eastern Affairs. Upon returning home, King Abdullah II joined the Jordanian Armed Forces and served as Platoon Commander and
Company Second-in-Command in the 40th Armored Brigade. In 1985, he attended the Armored Officers Advanced Course at Fort Knox,
Kentucky, USA. A year later, he became Commander of a Tank Company in the 91st Armored Brigade of the Jordanian Armed Forces
holding the rank of Captain. He also served with the Royal Jordanian Airforce Anti-Tank Wing where he received his wings as
well as his qualifications as a Cobra Attack Pilot.
In 1987, King Abdullah II attended the School of Foreign Service at
Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. as a Mid-Career Fellow. He completed an Advanced Study and Research program in International
Affairs, part of the ‘Master of Science in Foreign Service' program.
King Abdullah II, thereafter, resumed his military
career where he held various positions, among them Commander of the Royal Jordanian Special Forces and Special Operations
Commander. From January 1989 until October 1989 King Abdullah II was the 2nd Company Commander in the 17th Tank Battalion,
and from October 1989 until January 1991 he was 2nd in Command of the 17th Tank Battalion, during which time, in 1990, he
attended the Royal Staff College in Camberley in the United Kingdom. He was then promoted to the rank of Major. From January
1991 until January 1992 he was Armored Corps Representative in the Office of the Inspector General of the Jordanian Armed
King Abdullah became Battalion Commander of the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment in January 1992. In 1993, he was
in the 40th Brigade with the rank of Colonel, and was made Deputy Commander of the Jordanian Special Forces. In 1994, he was
made Commander of Special Forces with the rank of Brigadier and in 1996 he reorganized the Special Forces and other Elite
Units into the Special Operations Command. King Abdullah was promoted to Major-General in 1998, and in June / July of the
same year attended a defense resources management course in Monterrey Naval Post Graduate School.
In addition to his career
as an army officer, King Abdullah II served Jordan many times in the official capacity of Regent in the absence of the late
King Hussein, and regularly traveled on official missions. He was proclaimed Crown Prince on the 24th of January 1999 by a
Royal Decree. He had also assumed the position of Crown Prince at birth by a Royal Decree until April 1st, 1965.
his ascension to the throne, King Abdullah II has continued his late father's commitment to creating a strong and positive
moderating role for Jordan within the Arab region and the world, and has worked towards the establishment of a just and lasting
comprehensive solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. King Abdullah II is committed to building on the late King's legacy to
further institutionalize democratic and political pluralism in Jordan. He has exerted extensive effort to insuring sustainable
levels of economic growth and social development aimed at improving the standard of living of all Jordanians. He is also working
towards modernizing Jordan's information technology and educational systems.
Under King Abdullah's reign, Jordan was admitted
to the World Trade Organization, and ratified agreements for the establishment of a Free Trade Area with the United States
of America, the European Union, the European Free Trade Association countries, and sixteen Arab countries. King Abdullah II
has also been involved in the drive for national administrative reform, as well as governmental transparency and accountability.
He has been working on the advancement of civil liberties making Jordan one of the most progressive countries in the Middle
East. Also, he has been involved in enacting the necessary legislations that guarantee women a full role in the Kingdom's
socio-economic and political life.
King Abdullah II married Queen Rania on June 10th, 1993. The Royal Couple have one
son, Prince Hussein, born on June 28th, 1994, and two daughters, Princess Iman, born on September 27th, 1996, and Princess
Salma, born on September 26th, 2000. The King has four brothers and six sisters.
King Abdullah II holds a number of decorations
from various countries. He is a qualified frogman, pilot and a free-fall parachutist. His other interests include automobile
racing, water sports, scuba diving and collecting ancient weapons and armaments
a living tribute to the legacy of King Hussein I
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