Published: 2018-11-01 16:35
Last Updated: 2018-11-01 16:45
Lina Annab has resigned from her position as Minister of Tourism and Antiquities.
The former minister tweeted on Thursday, November 1:
في ظل المناخ السياسي العام والحالة المؤلمة التي مر ويمر بها وطننا الحبيب وضعت اليوم استقالتي من منصبي في الحكومة الموقرة كوزير للسياحة والآثار بين يدي دولة رئيس الوزراء لاتخاذ ما يراه دولته مناسباً.— Lina Annab (@LinaAnnab) November 1, 2018
حفظ الله الأردن وشعبه العظيم تحت القيادة الهاشمية الكريمة.#حب_الأردن
“In light of the current political and general climate, and the painful time our beloved country is going through, I have handed in my resignation today as Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and I will be leaving it to the Prime Minister to do what he deems fit. May God bless Jordan and its great people under the honorable Hashemite leadership.”
Social media users had mixed reactions towards the news.
While a group of people applauded Annab for leaving her position and hoped that other ministers would follow suit, others criticized the timing of her resignation and hoped that the PM would reject it.
Annab is a graduate of the prestigious Georgetown University in the US.
Before being appointed as minister in June 2016, she worked in the private sector as the General Manager of Zara Investment Company (Holding). She was also a member of the Board of Directors of various private and public shareholding companies in Jordan.