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jordan, June 12, 2019
King meets political media figures, says Jordan strong, capable of overcoming challenges

His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday said Jordan is strong and capable of overcoming challenges, voicing confidence in Jordanians’ morale, their sense of responsibility, and their ability to build on achievements.

During a meeting with political and media figures at Al Husseiniya Palace attended by His Roya Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, King Abdullah said the more Jordanians unify their efforts, the more they will be able to overcome challenges, stressing that the nation’s interest is above all else.

His Majesty added that all share the responsibility to counter negativity and prevent it from undermining public trust in state institutions and in Jordan’s achievements.

The King said improving citizens’ economic and living conditions, combating unemployment, attracting investments, and empowering youth are all top priorities, stressing the important role of young people in Jordan’s progress and development.

His Majesty noted ongoing directives to the government and state institutions to work towards improving economic conditions, reiterating that improving Jordanians’ economic conditions is a key priority.

The King highlighted some improvement in a number of economic sectors and expressed Jordan’s keenness to diversify and solidify economic cooperation with various countries.

Noting increasing economic cooperation with Iraq and Egypt as well as with Cyprus and Greece, His Majesty said these developments will have a positive impact on all.