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Planning minister holds slew of meetings with UN officials

Planning minister holds slew of meetings with UN officials
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AMMAN — Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Shraideh, held a series of meetings at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) meeting in New York, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Shraideh, who presented Jordan’s 2nd Voluntary National Review, according to a ministry statement on Thursday, met with Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammad, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Rola Dashti, Executive Board of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Natalia Kanem and Executive Director of the United Nations Women, Sima Bahouth.

The minister briefed the UN officials on social and economic challenges stemming from COVID-19 repercussions facing the Kingdom, the impacts of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, the Syrian refugees crisis, and the importance of supporting Amman to enable it to deal with these repercussions to move towards economic recovery.

He also reviewed Jordan’s Economic Modernization Vision 2033 and government efforts to increase women’s participation in economic and political life.

Shraideh also met with his Iraqi and Bahraini counterparts, Khaled Najem and Noor al-Khulaif.

Shraideh is taking part along with ministers, ambassadors, and representatives of the member states of the United Nations in the 2022 UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development held in the UN headquarters in New York, under the theme “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

A number of MPs are also taking part in the high-level meeting, including Abdel Rahim May’ayeh, Fayez Basbous, Zeid O’toum, Bassam al-Fayez, and Ali Ghzawi.

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