Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group welcomed former Jordanian Prime Minister Dr Abdel-Salam Al-Majali at the Group head office on Al Wasl Road on Thursday, May 2. Al-Majali, who is a friend of Al Habtoor, was twice the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from May 1993 to January 1995 and from March 1997 to August 1998.
Al-Majali told Al Habtoor about his involvement in the ‘Islamic World Academy of Sciences’ (IAS) in Jordan, where there is a proposal for its headquarters to be built in Amman. IAS is a science advisory body which promotes the values of modern science, honours high achievement and disseminates scientific breakthroughs. They discussed political issues impacting the region – particularly the deepening crisis in Syria. Jordan has witnessed a massive influx of Syrian refugees and has warned the United Nations Security Council that the mass exodus of Syrian refuges is a threat to its stability.
Jordan has set up refugee camps to deal with the growing number of Syrian refugees entering the country. The number currency stands at more than 500,000. It is estimated that 2,000 Syrians are crossing the border each day.