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New gov’t to focus on modernization visions, says media minister

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His Majesty King Abdullah and Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh sit for an official photo with newly sworn in ministers on October 27, 2022. (Photo: Royal Court)
AMMAN — The mandate of the reshuffled Cabinet of Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh will be to work on Jordan’s three modernization tracks, Minister of Government Communications Faisal Shboul said, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The three modernization tracks are political, economic, and the public sector modernization visions.

Speaking on Jordan TV “60 Minutes” program on Friday, Shboul said the government’s mandate now is to continue carrying out the first phase of the comprehensive 10-year modernization program, which are based on set projects and have clear timeframes.

Shboul, who is also the government’s official spokesperson, stressed that following the reshuffle, the government has “new” tasks, primarily to streamline performance, improve public services, attract investment, contribute to economic development, and nurture a potentially partisan political environment.

The ministerial team was reduced from 31 to 27, with three Cabinet members taking over six ministries, he noted.

This step, he said, is a “starting point” that will eventually lead to the merging of ministries, as per the public sector modernization roadmap.

The reshuffled Cabinet now has five women ministers, up from the three in the previous Cabinet, and this reflects belief in the importance of women’s participation in decision-making.

Shboul said that the legislative aspect of the political modernization process was updated after the elections and political parties laws, and related constitutional amendments were approved.

The government, he said, is tasked with creating an “attractive” political and partisan environment ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections.


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