Published: 2019-04-23 09:37
Last Updated: 2019-04-23 10:48
His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday called for providing all forms of support for entrepreneurship in Jordan and removing obstacles through short- and long-term solutions.
King Abdullah’s remarks came at a meeting at Al Husseiniya Palace, attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, with a number of young Jordanian entrepreneurs and representatives of institutions that support entrepreneurship.
His Majesty expressed pride in the achievements of the young entrepreneurs, commending the efforts of supporting institutions.
Also at the meeting, attended by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, His Majesty affirmed the importance of public-private partnerships in reviewing and updating policies and implementing plans to support entrepreneurship.
The King said progress in promoting entrepreneurship in Jordan should reflect on attracting investments, increasing job opportunities, and enhancing growth prospects.
Monday’s meeting follows His Majesty’s meeting earlier this month, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, with a group of young Jordanian entrepreneurs whose 27 start-ups were selected among the top 100 in the region by the World Economic Forum.
For his part, Prime Minister Razzaz highlighted the government’s efforts to support start-ups by developing legislation and an ecosystem that nurtures innovation.
The King was briefed by the attendees on plans to develop entrepreneurship in Jordan and the key challenges facing this sector.
Adviser to His Majesty and Director of the Office of His Majesty Manar Dabbas, Adviser to His Majesty for Economic Affairs Mohamad Ississ, and ICT Minister Mothanna Gharaibeh attended the meeting.