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Prince Hassan celebrates 75th birthday today

By JT - Mar 19,2022 - Last updated at Mar 20,2022

AMMAN — HRH Prince Hassan today celebrates his 75th birthday surrounded by family, and  with the well-wishes of individuals and organisations from around the world, with whom he has worked and served tirelessly for many decades, promoting  the cause of peace and human well being.

Today marks the end of a year in which a lifetime of service to the people of Jordan were recognised by His Majesty King Abdullah, who graciously bestowed Prince Hassan with the Order of the State Centennial in November 2021.

Prince Hassan’s message  has ceaselessly called for a balance of progress, peacemaking and care for the environment, so that humankind may exist harmoniously and sustainably in, and with, our shared world. The Covid – 19 pandemic has increased the importance of  a new portal  of hope for all.

Prince Hassan’s  underlying message has spanned generations, and gains relevance with each transcendent challenge that our region and our planet is  facing. His belief in the importance of regional collaboration and cohesive sustainable development is encapsulated in his adherence to the concept of a Mashreq for all who share a historic and relevant region of intertwined challenges and possibilities.

His Royal Highness has expressed his hopes for a reimagined region underpinned by three core structures and institutions: An Economic and Social Council for just development supported by international partners; A Water and Energy Community to manage in a coherent, institutional form the essential resources for lives lived equally and securely; and a Citizens’ Dialogue to bring together in a formalised manner the voices that represent civil society, science, politics, industry and diplomacy.

The core of the Prince’s philosophy is to place the goal of Human Dignity at the fore when furthering a non discriminatory, pluralist transboundary vision of our region. He see the Mashreq  as a place of potential for progress, sustainability and security.

Prince Hassan was born on March 20, 1947, to Their Late Majesties King Talal and Queen Zein El Sharaf. He has been married to HRH Princess Sarvath El Hassan for 53 years, and they are blessed with four children, a son, HRH Prince Rashid, and three daughters, Their Royal Highnesses Princesses Rahma, Sumaya, and Badiya, as well as  nine grandchildren.

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