HRH Prince El Hassan engages AUM students in discussion forum

Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Madaba, Jordan

His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal affirmed the necessity of empowering young people and establishing the language of logical dialogue based on sound foundations, thus contributing to enhancing dialogue between followers of religions. 

In a discussion forum with students from the American University of Madaba, Prince Hassan called for the consolidation of the concept of citizenship, respect for human rights, social justice, diversity and equality, pointing to the importance of civil society institutions, universities, unions and others in spreading the culture of dialogue.

HRH Prince El Hassan pointed out that social justice is the path to a civil state in which the citizens of the country are equal in all their components and backgrounds in rights and duties. HRH stressed that the relationship between the components of Jordanian society is based on peace, tolerance and coexistence.

Expressing optimism about the abilities and energies of young people, Prince Hassan called for increasing their intellectual and cultural stocks to contribute to building the nation and stressed the importance of strengthening anti-terrorism programs and extremist thought.

HRH spoke about the impact of the water crisis on countries and the importance of developing policies to deal with these crises. He pointed out that the World Bank for Water launched in Paris this year aims to provide funding and solutions to meet the challenges in the water sector in the world, and enhance water security.

Prof Victor Billeh, Chairman of the University's Board of Trustees, said that the university is part of His Majesty King Abdullah II's vision where education is a necessity in building modern societies.

He added that the university contributes through programs specialized in the development of the community, noting that it has entered into local, regional and international partnerships to achieve those goals.

The President of the University, Prof Nabil Ayoub, spoke about the University's achievements and future plans and its contribution to local development.

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