Zeman to bestow Czech White Lion Order on Jordanian King

During his upcoming visit to Jordan and its king, president Zeman will grant the most significant Czech award, The Order of the White Lion, to the Jordanian king, Abdullah II.

In a recent interview in a Blesk magazine, Zeman stated he will grant the award, as a response to Abdallah’s contributions against the war on terrorism. During his trip, he will also visit United Arab Emirates and their representatives, where they all are going to discuss the problem that the Islamic state represents.

King Abdullah II of Jordan | Photo courtesy of Chatham House

King Abdullah II of Jordan | Photo courtesy of Chatham House

When asked about an opinion that the Arabic countries should help themselves, he criticized the idea and stated that the Arabic countries won’t handle the situation on their own. Then he compared it to telling Germany during the nineteen thirties to handle Adolf Hitler themselves.