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King urges youth to work seriously, transparently and without hesitation

His Majesty holds meeting with Karak’s youth

By JT - Sep 16,2019 - Last updated at Sep 16,2019

His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, meets with youth from Karak Governorate at Al Husseiniya Palace on Monday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday urged young Jordanians to work hard and to engage positively in decision-making.

At a meeting attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein at Al Husseiniya Palace with youth from Karak Governorate, some 130km south of Amman, King Abdullah said that young Jordanians are the nation’s soldiers working to better the conditions of Jordan’s cities and villages, according to a Royal Court statement.

After listening to the young attendees’ ideas and initiatives, His Majesty expressed pride in their creativity, noting that implementing these ideas requires working seriously, transparently, and without hesitation.

The King said meeting with young Jordanians gives him a sense of positivity, commending their energy and seriousness.

His Majesty listened to the young attendees’ ideas and suggestions for development, stressing the need for holding frequent meetings to evaluate the progress of proposed ideas.

The King called for overcoming challenges to turn ideas into projects on the ground which will become success stories that encourage other young Jordanians to work harder and achieve more, the statement said.

Commenting on the issue of wasta (nepotism), His Majesty noted young people’s key role in combatting this phenomenon, voicing hope in the new generation.

The King also stressed youth’s role in decentralisation and the need for their engagement in amending its law.

Monday’s meeting came after His Majesty’s recent visit to Karak, where youth shared their proposals for development and the King stressed the need to meet with them again and discuss their ideas.

Speaking at the meeting, attended by Karak Governorate Council President Sayel Majali, the young attendees presented initiatives to improve development in Karak while enhancing economic conditions, political engagement, and volunteerism, the statement added.

They commended His Majesty’s support for young people and their ideas, as well as youth’s greater engagement in decision-making, and stressed the importance of public-private partnerships to enable young people to turn their ideas into job-creating projects.

The young Jordanians highlighted investment opportunities in Karak, and the potential to enhance the tourism sector in the governorate, calling for capitalising on this potential to enhance local communities’ living conditions and create job opportunities, according to the Royal Court.

Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi, Adviser to His Majesty for Communication and Coordination Bisher Al Khasawneh, and Adviser to His Majesty for Policies and Media Kamal Al Nasser attended the meeting.

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