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Jordan’s first female ambassador Laurice Hlass dies

Laurice Hlass
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AMMAN — Jordan’s first female ambassador Laurice Hlass died on Thursday.

Hlass dedicated her life to public service; she was an activist who promoted tourism and was a member in the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, an independent body under the aegis of the World Tourism Organization, and a representative of the organization in the Middle East. اضافة اعلان

She contributed to the establishment of the Jordanian Women Union in 1951, with Emily Bisharat, and served as an assistant to the Jordanian diplomatic delegation at the UN, in 1969.
 
His Majesty King Abdullah had honored Hlass with the centennial badge on Independence Day, on May 25, 2021.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Saturday expressed condolences over Hlass’ death of Jordan’s first woman ambassador Laurice Hlass on Thursday.

“My colleagues and I, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, express our condolences over the death of former envoy Laurice Hlass. Today we recall her Jordanian and entrepreneurial journey over decades of serving our beloved country. May Allah have mercy upon her and grant her family patience and solace,” Safadi wrote in a tweet.

Hlass was buried Friday.

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