Senate speaker says reform is Jordan’s irreversible goal

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AMMAN — Senate President Faisal Al-Fayez said that Jordan is actively pursuing a comprehensive economic and political reform agenda, emphasizing that the reforms are an irreversible goal despite challenges, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Fayez’s remarks came as he received a delegation from the National Democratic Institute, an American non-profit pro-democracy organization, led by the Institute’s regional director, Leslie Campbell.

The political development model that Jordan is pursuing, he maintained, is a pluralistic state of law that encourages public participation, upholds human rights, safeguards fundamental liberties, and strengthens the concepts of accountability and justice.

Jordan is a state that believes in peace and the values of love and justice, he said. He added that Jordan also refuses to meddle in the affairs of others, and believes in the importance of respecting states’ sovereignty and the right of their people to self-determination.

Addressing regional issues, Fayez referred to the Syrian crisis as a catastrophe that the UN was unable to resolve, and said that the Arab nation has turned into an arena for international and regional actors to settle scores.

He said that terrorist and extremist groups are regaining a foothold in Syria, and that transnational drug trafficking networks are flourishing there.

Fayez said that the Palestinian people are currently under the longest occupation in human history and that attempts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict have failed as a result of Israeli intransigence and the extreme right’s hold on the government.

He asserted that His Majesty King Abdullah consistently maintains that only the two-state solution can resolve the Palestinian conflict, and that other proposals that do not give the Palestinian people access to a sovereign state on pre-June 4, 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, are “nihilistic” and will only inflame regional conflict and violence.

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