His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Opens the 2013 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa. (VIDEO)

 

On Saturday, May 25, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan officially opened the 2013 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa held at the King Hussein bin Talal Convention Center, Dead Sea, in Jordan. Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan were also present during this morning’s event.

According to the official website for the World Economic Forum in his opening address His Majesty urged:

“…for greater efforts to find a political solution in Syria to prevent further fragmentation. With Syrian refugees in Jordan now equal to 10% of the country’s population, the King called for immediate action to end the violence and start the process of rebuilding the country. The King also called for progress on what he described as the core crisis in the region: the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”

Tomorrow morning, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan will participate in a roundtable public session entitled, A New Vision for Arab Employment, alongside Ms. Ellen Kullman, Mr. Majid Jafar, Mr. Tarik Yousef and others.

Her Highness Princess Ameerah of Saudi Arabia will participate in a public session entitled, The Business Case for Gender Diversity, on Sunday as well.   Other panelists include the Minister for Social Development for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ms. Reem Abu Hassan, and Mr. Khalid Alkhudair to name a few.