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Princess Sumaya says hosting World Science Forum confirms Jordan’s position as place for dialogue

By JT - Dec 13,2016 - Last updated at Dec 13,2016

HRH Princess Sumaya with members of the steering committee of the World Science Forum 2017 in Amman on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Scientific Society)

AMMAN — HRH Princess Sumaya, the president of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), on Tuesday welcomed leading international scientists and policymakers to the RSS as she convened the second meeting of the steering committee of the World Science Forum 2017 (WSF). 

The princess, who chairs the WSF 2017, said it was a great privilege for Jordan to plan and host in November the “world’s most prestigious science forum” for the first time in the Middle East.

The eighth WSF will be held at the Dead Sea under the heading of “Science for Peace”, according to an RSS statement. 

The meeting, which is known as the “Davos of Science”, will examine how science, technology and innovation can help create a better future for the world. 

“For the first time, WSF will have an Arab and Middle Eastern focus as the world’s leading scientists and policymakers make Jordan the focus of attention for debate and discussion,” the statement said.

Princess Sumaya voiced hope that the WSF 2017 would act as a launch pad for cooperation in science, technology and innovation across the Arab world. 


The princess said she was delighted that the WSF, and the global attention it attracts, would confirm Jordan’s position as a place for dialogue and the exchange of ideas.

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Participation of HER EXCELLENCY Sheikh Hasina, the HONORABLE Prime Minister of Bangladesh could be very effective for making corruption free Digital Bangladesh if she is invited to participate in this most prestigious science forum. I am requesting HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan to invite our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to deliver a speech in the event on possibility of creation of Digital Bangladesh for she is working hard to make it a success.

World Science Forum is a unique event to connect the World famous scientists and politicians of the world. I believe the WSF2017 to be held in Jordan must be a good place for the country like Bangladesh to pick the best scientific and technological ideas and replicate them in the country. The HONORABLE Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is trying hard to make Bangladesh a corruption free Digital Bangladesh. My participation in the last two events held in Brazil and Hungary has given me this confidence. Dr. Lutfor Rahman, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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