On the morning of May 26, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan participated in the plenary session entitled, A New Vision for Arab Employment, during 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. Please click here to watch and listen to Her Majesty’s opening speech.
Her Majesty also met with “…members of the Young Global Leaders who briefed her about their participation in the World Economic Forum and the outcomes of their visits to a number of community development projects in Jordan…” according to Petra News.
Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II met with the United Nations Secretary-General Envoy for Youth, Mr. Ahmad Al-Hindawi, at the Dead Sea in Jordan. He also visited a “…youth inventions exhibit at the WEF…”
Later in the afternoon, the crown prince accompanied his father, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, to inaugurate the new $100 million Dead Sea Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort. After the opening His Majesty and the crown prince were given a tour of the new resort and met with the staff.
Afterward, His Majesty King Abdullah II and Crown Prince Hussein met with various government and world leaders attending the 2013 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa including the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, and the President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres.
And, finally this evening, His Majesty and Crown Prince Hussein participated in the closing plenary session and award ceremony of the 2013 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa. During the event His Majesty gave a speech in which he called for “…peace in the Middle East and global support for Syrian refugees…” His Majesty also presented the King Abdullah II Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement to several worthy recipients.