King Receives PM of Sweden, Premier Joins Discussion

Swedish Premier Joins Discussion on Opportunities for Jordanian, Syrian Youth

تم نشره في Tue 16 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
  • His Majesty Recieves Swedish Prime Minister - (From Source)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday, met with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and discussed with him ties between Jordan and the Scandinavian nation and a number of Middle East issues.

His Majesty called for building on talks held between Lofven and Prime Minister Hani al-Mulqi and urged Sweden to seize investment opportunities the Jordanian economy offers, especially in areas of energy, information technology and electronics.

Previously, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven took part in a dialogue on opportunities for Jordanian and Syrian youth to make a living, which was organized by an Amman community centre.

The King also expressed appreciation of the role Stockholm played during a donors conference held earlier this year in London to rally support for Syrian refugees and host countries, including Jordan.

The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization in partnership with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) had established the Tarabot (together) Social Centre in Amman to provide sustainable solutions to address the effects and challenges that face both Jordanians and Syrian refugees in the Kingdom as a result of the Syrian crisis.

The Swedish premier said in opening remarks that he is visiting Jordan to see first-hand some of the repercussions of the war in Syria and listen to the stories of people.

"The global community should not allow a few countries to bear the brunt of the Syrian crisis", said the premier, adding that a shared responsibility is needed.

DRC Middle East and North Africa Director, Peter Klansoe, said such a discussion is vital at the centre which serves around 1,000 people per month.

The dialogue also tackled ways to ensure work standards and areas that need increased investment to promote economic development for Jordanian and Syrian youth.