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King meets political, economic, academic and media figures

King stresses role of public-private partnership in improving economic conditions

By JT - Jan 19,2020 - Last updated at Jan 20,2020

His Majesty King Abdullah speaks during a meeting with political, economic, academic and media figures at Al Husseiniya Palace on Sunday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah stressed on Sunday the importance of partnership among the government, the private sector and experts of various sectors to improve economic conditions.

Speaking during a meeting with political, economic, academic and media figures at Al Husseiniya Palace, King Abdullah referenced the economic programme currently being implemented by the government to improve economic conditions and promote investment, noting that the government has announced it will continue to launch stimulus packages this year, according to a Royal Court statement.

During the meeting, His Majesty underscored the importance of the rule of law and enhancing anti-corruption mechanisms.

Highlighting his recent European tour, which covered regional and global developments, the King said European leaders have expressed readiness to support Jordan.

For their part, the attendees emphasised the importance of His Majesty’s speech to the European Parliament.

They also called for highlighting national achievements and positive developments, noting the economic programme implemented by the government and expressing optimism over its stimulus packages.

The attendees emphasised the key role of public-private partnerships, adding that the private sector must shoulder its social responsibility.

They also highlighted the need to attract investments, calling for investing in education, agriculture and tourism, and underscoring the importance of technical education and revisiting university admission policies.

The speakers pointed to the media’s role in expressing the state’s messaging, outlining facts and countering rumours, stressing the need to fight corruption.

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

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