Catholic Center for Studies and Media opens conference

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AMMAN — Senate President Faisal Al-Fayez on Tuesday opened a conference held by the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), in cooperation with the Institution of the Education-al Activities in Eastern Europe on lessons from COVID-19, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

In opening remarks, Fayez said that Jordan successfully dealt with the pandemic and kept it under control, thanks to the forward-looking vision of His Majesty King Abdullah, as it balanced the protection of citizens’ health and the sustainability of economic life, the education system and the workflow of various institutions.

The Kingdom has proven its ability to overcome the worst crises, he pointed out, adding that the pandemic prompted it to reconsider policies to achieve self-reliance, mainly food security and sustainability.

Fayez called for setting up an Arab center to combat epidemics, and provide it with the necessary funding for research and to devise proactive treatment and prevention plans to address the risks of epidemics and minimize losses from them.

He stressed the importance of the state’s role by having a strong health system to raise the level of health awareness and ensure the complementarity of roles by public and private health facilities.

For his part, CCSM Director Father Rifaat Badr said the conference will look into economic, social, educational and political lessons the world learned from the pandemic, plus a session on religious and media lessons.

Martin Janssen from the education institution in Eastern Europe also addressed the conference, which was attended by political, economic, religious, academic and media figures in Jordan.

He described the Kingdom as a bright spot in religious coexistence, and pointed to the positive aspects of the pandemic and problems due to lockdowns and other restrictions.

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