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Speech from the Throne serves as a ‘road map’ for legislative, executive authorities

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AMMAN — Politicians contacted by Jordan News highlighted the importance of His Majesty King Abdullah’s Speech from the Throne, delivered on Sunday at the inauguration of the second ordinary session of the 19th Parliament, and stressed that it should serve as a road map for the legislative and executive authorities who should boost cooperation in order to achieve the King’s vision of a better Jordan.اضافة اعلان

The speech, they said, is a call on the authorities to implement policies and projects, and to take bold and deliberate decisions that have the national interest at heart and aim to improve the standard of living of citizens.

Political expert Zaid Nawaiseh said that the speech emphasized from the outset the principled stand the country has adopted on different issues, and instructed “continued flexible cooperation between the legislative and executive authorities”.

His Majesty, he said, talked about the vision for political, economic, and public administration modernization, “and this makes the speech a road map toward achieving the desired goals for the advancement of Jordan at various levels”.

The King, he said, also highlighted the importance of ending the Israeli occupation of Palestine, since the Palestinian people cannot be economically empowered without an end to the occupation.

His Majesty stressed that the comprehensive modernization of the country’s political, economic,  and administrative aspects “constitutes a major national project, around which all national goals must revolve, and efforts and resources must be harnessed to achieve it”, former MP and minister Mejhem Al Khreisha said.

Professor of Political Science Hani Al-Sarhan said that the speech “heralds distinguished parliamentary work, reflects royal visions and aspirations, and directs greater levels of cooperation between the legislative and executive authorities.

The speech, he said, came after government and Senate reshuffles done to keep pace with the royal desire to see political, economic and administrative modernization and development, and “reformulates the national discourse to match the nature of the stage, and the magnitude of internal and external challenges”.

According to Sarhan, the speech “is a good start for a clear economic vision, firm and resolute decisions, and an unprecedented openness to investment, accompanied by administrative reforms”.

At the same time, “the Speech from the Throne dealt in depth with Jordan’s position on the Palestinian issue and the challenges posed by the conflict, and takes into account the reality of the access to power of the extreme right in Israel, the dangers of Judaizing Jerusalem and its holy sites, and the sensitivity of the regional situation, which reflects strongly on the national economy”, he pointed out.

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