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King meets Ajarmeh tribe as part of Basman Forum meetings


The Jordan Times


AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah met with representatives and leading figures from the Ajarmeh tribe, as part of the Basman Forum meetings launched on Tuesday at the Royal Hashemite Court.
During the meeting, attended by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, King Abdullah welcomed the attendees, commending all Jordanian tribes for standing by the homeland, according to a Royal Court statement.
His Majesty expressed optimism in the future, noting that the country is actively moving forward, the statement said.
The King pointed out that the Jordanian economy is improving, which requires efforts by the government to attract investments with the aim of creating employment opportunities for young people, stressing the need to empower and qualify youth for entry into the labour market.
His Majesty also underscored the importance of coordination and cooperation between various government agencies to facilitate investments, according to the statement.
The King noted the need for citizens to sense the positive impact of the package of measures announced by the government to stimulate economic growth and incentivise investment.
His Majesty added that he has directed the government to implement a number of projects to improve the living standards of Jordanians, the statement said.
For their part, the attendees expressed appreciation for the King’s ongoing outreach to citizens to hear their concerns, noting Jordanians’ unity behind His Majesty in safeguarding the nation’s achievements and highlighting their pride in the armed forces and security agencies.
Representatives of the Ajarmeh tribe also praised the King’s position in defending the Palestinian cause and safeguarding Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, in line with the Hashemite Custodianship, commending His Majesty’s efforts towards regional security and stability, the statement said.
 Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi, Adviser to His Majesty for Communication and Coordination Bisher Al Khasawneh, Adviser to His Majesty for Policies and Media Kamal Al Nasser, Adviser to His Majesty for Tribal Affairs Saad Hayel Srour, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Huneiti, Interior Minister Salameh Hammad, and Amman Governor Saad Shihab attended the meeting, held as part of the Basman Forum meetings to maintain outreach to the public.
Ahead of the meeting, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz met with the Ajarmeh tribe representatives and spoke about domestic concerns and the package of measures announced by the government to stimulate the economy, noting that they will reflect positively on citizens’ living standards soon.
The prime minister also listened to the attendees’ concerns and said the government will look into them.

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