Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today visited Jordan for discussions on regional security and to commemorate Anzac Day.
Minister Payne met with the King of Jordan, His Highness Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, to discuss Australia and Jordan’s defence cooperation.
During the meeting Minister Payne reaffirmed Australia’s commitment to the security and stability of the Middle East region, following the signing of a joint declaration on enhanced cooperation during King Abdullah’s visit to Australia in November 2016.
Minister Payne gave the address at the Dawn Service at the Amman Citadel and laid a wreath on behalf of Australia to mark the 102nd anniversary of Anzac Day.
“Though it was on the shores of Gallipoli that the Anzac legend was forged, the Anzacs also demonstrated their valour and bravery in Amman, playing an important role in what is now known as ‘the Great Arab Revolt’,” Minister Payne said.
"On Anzac Day we pause to remember those who did not return and to thank all those ADF members who are currently serving on operations around the world."