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King guest of honor at 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

[8/7/2016 5:39:37 AM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania Saturday attended the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, as a guest of honor.

The 67th military spectacle is being held at the UK historic Edinburgh Castle with the participation of military bands from around the globe.

Upon arrival, the King was received by British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, Governor of Edinburgh Castle, Mike Riddell-Webster and a number of senior military officials as well as Jordan's ambassador to London Mazen Homoud.

During the global gathering, His Majesty watched a number of military tattoos performed by military bands representing different world countries including Jordan.

The Royal Jordanian Honor Guard - Silent Drill Team, the Jordanian Armed Forces Band, the Royal Guards Brigade and Circassian Guards are representing the Kingdom in the festival, which coincides with the Kingdom's celebrations of the centenary of the Great Arab Revolt. The Kingdom's first participation in global event dated back to 1963.

His Majesty also attended a reception hosted by the Governor of Edinburgh Castle with the presence of 120 people.

Ahead of the event, King Abdullah met with Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon, during which they discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the military, defense and training fields. Discussions also covered the latest important regional issues mainly efforts to fight terrorism in a holistic approach.

The meeting was attended by the King's Military Adviser and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Gen. Mishal Al Zaben and the Kingdom's ambassador in London.

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