Visit of King Abdullah II to Paris (June 19, 2017)
His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan made a working visit to Paris on Monday, June 19, 2017. He was accompanied by a delegation consisting of Prime Minister Hani Al Mulqi and Foreign Minister Ayman Al Safadi.
The King was received by Mr. Gérald Darmanin, Minister of Public Affairs and Public Accounts, and was received by the President of the Republic, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, at the Palais de l'Elysée. During their meeting, which continued with a working dinner, the two Heads of State spoke about bilateral cooperation and major regional issues.
The President and the King held a joint press conference in which they recalled the bonds of friendship that united the two countries. King Abdullah is the first Arab head of state to be received by Mr. Emmanuel Macron at Elysée Palace.
Funding agreement signed with CARITAS Jordan (13 June 2017 - Résidence de France, Amman)
The Ambassador of France, H.E. Mr. David BERTOLOTTI, signed on June 13th, 2017 with the representative of CARITAS in Jordan, Mr. Waël SULEIMAN, a financing agreement worth € 250 000 to support the aid program for another year. Training and integration of Iraqi refugees living in Madaba. Most of these refugees fled north of Iraq in 2014.
This program, which was already financed by France last year for an equivalent amount, is to support the creation of small economic activities, linked in particular with the tourist vocation of Madaba, such as the creation of mosaics. This year, in addition to Madaba, this project will be expanded to include a small community of Iraqi refugees living in Kerak.
"France remains much attached to the respect for freedom of opinion and belief, including religious belief and, as such, to the confessional diversity of the Middle East. It will continue to do so, "said the Ambassador of France. He also recalled the conclusions of the 8 September 2015 Conference in Paris on victims of religious and ethnic violence in the Middle East, co-chaired by France and Jordan, where participants expressed their willingness to act to protect this cultural, religious diversity, invaluable heritage for the region and humanity.
The Caritas project falls within this framework and is funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support the victims of ethnic and religious violence in the Middle East, the creation of which was announced at the Paris Conference.
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