King meets with youth activists, calls for platform-based political parties

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His Majesty King Abdullah II reaffirms his support for youth and women to empower them and strengthen their political and partisan engagement, at a meeting with young Jordanian activists from various governorates, attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein. (Photo: Royal Court)
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday reiterated that youth have an important role in political modernization, calling for providing safeguards to enable their engagement in political life, according to a Royal Court statement.اضافة اعلان

 During a meeting at Al-Husseiniya Palace with politically and socially active youth from various governorates, King Abdullah reaffirmed support for empowering youth and women to enhance their political and partisan engagement.

 At the meeting, attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, His Majesty called for forming platform-based national parties that address political, economic, and social concerns, and where youth have a strong voice, adding, “we want platform-based parties, not individual-based parties”.

 The King said there are no concerns regarding moving forward with political reform, stressing the need for integration between political, economic, and administrative modernization, in order to reflect positively on citizens’ lives.

Speaking at the meeting, Crown Prince Hussein said alleviating unemployment among youth is a priority, calling for encouraging young people to enroll in vocational training and technical education programs, which would enable them to join the labor market.

The Crown Prince pointed to a comprehensive strategy to revamp and institutionalize the vocational and technical education sector, which will include developing curricula, improving training programs, and advancing the role of youth centers across the Kingdom.

 For their part, the attendees stressed the importance of educating young people on partisan action mechanisms, as well as encouraging them to accept different opinions and leanings, adding that they look forward to participating actively in forming parties and drafting their platforms.

 In addition, they highlighted the role of decentralization in raising awareness of the impact of participation in decision-making, which reflects positively on the economy and the distribution of development gains.

 A number of the attendees spoke about their projects and initiatives in service of the community and in a bid to enhance active citizenship.

 Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi attended the meeting.

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