WSF 2017: Some of the best moments from the opening day

Jordan

Published: 2017-11-07 16:07

Last Updated: 2017-11-07 16:07


Highlights from 2017 WSF include Jordan's first humanoid robot (Twitter)
Highlights from 2017 WSF include Jordan's first humanoid robot (Twitter)
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The 2017 World Science Forum opened its doors to roughly 3,000 experts, policy makers, world leaders and a few Nobel Laureates today. It's the first time that the forum, the largest gathering of scientists, has come to the Middle East and we at al Roya News English think this is a pretty special moment for Jordan and the region.

So here are a few highlights from the first day of what's been billed as the "Davos of Science".

Princess Sumaya, chair of the World Science Forum, welcomed guests during the opening ceremony:

Sumaya

 

King Abdullah II, flanked here by Hungarian President János Áder (L) and Prince Hassan bin Talal (R), watches the ceremony:

King Abdullah II

(Twitter)

 

The King, who is the offical patron of 2017 WSF, later tweeted his support for the event: 

King tweet

 

There was a message from the heavens when the International Space Station beamed in to say hello:

Space station

 

And Jordan's first humanoid robot was unveiled:

Robot

 

We'll be covering the 2017 World Science Forum all week so check back for updates.