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Cabinet discusses current events, issues

By JT - Oct 14,2020 - Last updated at Oct 14,2020

Prime Minister Bishr Al Khasawneh heads a Cabinet session on Wednesday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — The Cabinet held a session on Wednesday, headed by Prime Minister Bishr Al Khasawneh during which an array of current issues was discussed and several regulations were endorsed.

During the session, the Cabinet listened to a briefing by Interior Minister Tawfiq Halalmeh on the measures taken to deal with the perpetrators of the "heinous" crime against a minor in Zarqa governorate and to prosecute them legally, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The Cabinet said that the rule of law is safeguarded, affirming “zero tolerance” against all lawbreakers.

The Cabinet also discussed ways to enhance partnership and cooperation with the private sector, and activate the necessary mechanisms to that end.

In a bid to contribute to forging appropriate economic policies to stimulate economic growth and investment, the premier said the private sector is a "fundamental and effective" national partner in the decision-making and in the development process.

With regard to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cabinet reviewed the procedures implemented in ministries, institutions and government departments

The premier stressed the importance of all ministries and government adhering to safety and preventive measures, such as wearing face masks, physical distancing and sterilisation.


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