Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Social Affairs, Majed Al Qasabi, expressed admiration for Jordan’s accomplishments in the social and human development, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah.
Al Qasabi, who arrived in Amman on Monday and discussed ways of strengthening social work between the two countries, told Petra that Jordan and Saudi Arabia have a lot in common and “we look forward to achieving integration in the sectors of services, social development, building solid and strategic partnerships and sign agreements in various fields related to social affairs.”
He added that a team was formed between the Saudi Ministry of Social Affairs and its Jordanian counterpart to build frameworks and common work mechanisms, in many areas and sectors, particularly in the legislative structure, laws and procedures.”
The Saudi minister spoke highly of the programs and the level of services provided by Jordan’s Ministry of Social Development and its partners from the public and private sectors, especially to the people with disabilities and community and women empowerment.
Minister of Social Development, Reem Abu Hassan told Petra that the Saudi delegation’s visit has a significant impact, in terms of exchanging experiences and institutionalizing the mutual relationship.
The Saudi delegation, accompanied by minister Abu Hassan, visited care centers in the city of Rusaifa, north-east of Amman, and was briefed on services provided to people with disabilities.
It also visited local banks and institutions, which fund, support and develop small businesses.