AMMAN – Senate President Faisal Al-Fayez on Tuesday opened a conference organized by the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), in cooperation with the Institution of Educational Activities in Eastern Europe on the lessons of COVID- 19, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.
In his opening remarks, Fayez said that Jordan has managed to face the pandemic and keep it under control, thanks to the forward-looking vision of His Majesty King Abdullahbecause it balanced the protection of the health of citizens and the sustainability of the economic life, the education system and the work flow of the different institutions.
The Kingdom has proven its ability to overcome the worst crises, he pointed out, adding that the pandemic has prompted it to reconsider policies to achieve self-sufficiency, mainly food security and sustainability.
Fayez called for the creation of an Arab center to fight against epidemics and to provide it with the necessary funding for research and to design proactive treatment and prevention plans to face the risks of epidemics and minimize the losses that resulting.
He stressed the importance of the role of the state in having a strong health system to raise the level of health awareness and ensure the complementarity of the roles of public and private health institutions.
For his part, CCSM director Fr. Rifaat Badr said the conference will examine the economic, social, educational and political lessons the world has learned from the pandemic, as well as a session on religious and media lessons.
Martin Janssen of the Eastern European Educational Institution also addressed the conference, which was attended by political, economic, religious, academic and media personalities from Jordan.
He described the Kingdom as a bright spot of religious coexistence and highlighted the positive aspects of the pandemic and the problems due to lockdowns and other restrictions.
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