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Jordan’s parliament blocks Israeli delegation from conference in Amman

Jordanian Parliament [File photo]
Jordanian Parliament [File photo]

The Jordanian Parliament Speaker Atef Tarawneh has said that the Lower House has rejected the participation of an Israeli delegation in the 2016 Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) which is scheduled to begin in Amman on Wednesday.

Tarawneh told reporters on Tuesday that the chamber has called on the conference organisers not to allow any Israeli representation in the event.

Tarawneh said the WIP, which will be held under the patronage of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, is an important global event held for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa.

The two-day world summit, which hundreds of political and parliamentary women leaders from 89 countries will participate in, highlights the Kingdom’s international status and the important role of its diplomacy, he added.

Tarawneh expressed hope that the forum’s results will be focused towards the empowerment of women in the decision making process.


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