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PM concludes meetings with MPs over policy statement, plans

Razzaz requests Lower House’s parliamentary blocs’, MPs’ confidence

By JT - Jul 12,2018 - Last updated at Jul 12,2018

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz meets with the Lower House Reform bloc in Amman on Thursday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Thursday concluded his closed-door meetings with members of the Lower House's blocs on his government's policy statement.

On Sunday, Razzaz presented the government's policy statement on which he requested the House's confidence. 

Razzaz held two meetings with the Reform bloc and independent lawmakers, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During the meetings, attended by a number of ministers, the premier stressed the government's keenness on institutionalising the relationship between the executive and legislative authorities and benefitting from MPs' expertise in drafting policies and programmes, adding that "the government does not claim to have the truth or answers for all issues".

In his meeting with the Reform bloc, he noted that the government will provide a detailed schedule for implementation of the commitments and priority programmes that were listed in the policy statement.

In his answers to the questions of the bloc members', Razzaz stressed the government's commitment to enhancing human rights and freedoms in the Kingdom, as well as following up on the situation of detainees and prisoners at rehabilitation and correctional centres.

For the so-called "the deal of the century", the PM stressed the importance of consensus on national fundamental principles, noting that the policy statement reiterated Jordan's unaltered stance that is based on the two-state solution and the establishment of  an independent Palestinian state within pre-1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital. 

He asserted the government's commitment to incentives given to Gazans and children of Jordanian women married to non- Jordanians.

During his meeting with independent MPs, Razzaz stressed that, during the first 100 days of its mandate, his Cabinet will provide a development programme with a clear timeframe and indicators.

Over three consecutive days, Razzaz held meetings with the House's Future, Modernisation and Development, Initiative, Nahada, Watan (nation), and Reform blocs before the Chamber begins its deliberations over the government's policy statement, scheduled for Sunday.

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LET US TAKE A LOOK AT THE STATEMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT AS STATED IN THE THIRD TO THE MAST PARAGRAPH; QUOTE-----!
"HE, THE PRIME MINISTER ASSERTED THE GOVERNMENT'S COMMITMENT TO INCENTIVES GIVEN TO GAZAN'S AND CHILDREN OF JORDANIAN WOMEN MARRIED TO NON-JORDANIAN MEN" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS AN INSULT OF THE FIRST ORDER. I AM SHOCKED TO HEAR THAT A BOSTONIAN TRAINED FIRST CLASS BRAIN CAN SAY THIS BECAUSE IT IS SHAMEFUL TO EQUATE YOUR MOTHERS AND SISTERS TO THE SAME OLD EQUATION OF THE FORGOTTEN AND HUMILIATED GAZANS. IF SOME ONE WHO IS EDUCATED IN BOSTON WILL USE THIS PHRASE, THEN JORDAN HAVE VERY SERIOUS ISSUES. HOW MANY JORDANIAN MEN ARE MARRIED TO NON JORDANIAN WOMEN AND WHAT ARE THE STATUS OF THEIR CHILDREN? I AM SURE THAT HE KNOWS THAT IF THIS ARTICLE GOES VIRAL AT HARVARD, MIT, NORTHEASTERN AND BOSTON UNIVERSITIES, THE CONGRESSIONAL WOMEN COMMITTE WILL HAVE A COPY OF IT AND IT WILL NOT BE GOOD. WHAT DOES THE PRIME MINISTER MEAN BY THE WORD " INCENTIVES "? IF ANY BOY OR GIRL BORN OF A JORDANIAN MAN WITH NON JORDANIAN WOMAN WIFES CAN BE A MINISTER, A LEADER OR A CITIZEN WITH POTFOLIO THEN THE USE OF THE WORD INCENTIVES IS A SIN OF THE FIRST ORDER AND MAKING MOCKREY OF JORDANIAN WOMEN. THIS ISSUE HAS GONE ON FOR A LONG TIME WHERE BY THE TAXES, ALL THE LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THESE WOMEN HAVE BEEN CONFISICATED AND USED TO FUND MULTIPLE WIFES AND CONCUBINES. WE DO NOT AND NEVER GIVE OUT GREEN CARDS AND NATURALIZATIONS TO JORDANIAN CITIZENS MARRIED TO USA CITIZENS OUT OF TH SO CALLED " INCENTIVES " BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHTS OF ANY CITIZEN ANY WHERE ON EARTH AS A FUNCTION OF TREATIES AND INTERNATION NUMS WHICH JORDAN SIGNED OFF ON. THE USE OF THIS WORD IS ONE OF THE WORST POLITICAL MISCALCUTION ON EARTH. MAY BE THIS UNFORTUNATE VODOO POLICY SHOULD BE SENT TO THE TRUMP IMMIGRATION SERVICES AND SO THAT IT CAN BE USED IN A REVERSE DIRECTION. THIS WILL BE A MUSIC IN IN THE EARS OF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. YES, I LOVE JORDAN AND ALL JORDANIANS BUT AS LONG AS THIS POLICY OF GORVERNANCE THAT EQUATES SHIRTS WITH EXILE AND CRIME, I WILL NOT STOP POINTING AT IT OR IN FACT MAKE SURE THAT ALL MY CONGRESS MEN AND WOMEN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. POOR GAZANS AS THIS INSULT HAS PROVEN THAT THE PROBLEM OF THE PALESTINIANS ARE MULTIFACTORIAL FROM WITHIN, AND OUTSIDE THE REGION. IF THIS IS HOW THE NEW GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO KICK START THE NEW ADMINISTRATION, THEN WE HAVE A PROBLEM HOUSTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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