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Jordan says Middle East can solve its problems

May 22, 2015 at 3:19 pm

King Abdullah II of Jordan said today that the problems of the Middle East can be solved by utilising the region’s strengths.

Speaking during the inaugural session of the World Economic Forum which kicked off in Jordan today, he added that Amman would not allow ongoing regional problems in the Middle East to take it away from its own objectives.

He noted that his country was small in size, but it still had unique investment opportunities.

Some 900 business leaders and foreign politicians are attending the forum.

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres are amongst the attendees.

Addressing the gathering, Al-Sisi said his country would host the World Economic Forum next year.

He said the forum would be held in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh.