30-10-2011

PAM ELECTS AS PRESIDENT FORMER JORDANIAN PRIME MINISTER

PAM ELECTS AS PRESIDENT FORMER JORDANIAN PRIME MINISTER
H.E. Fayez Al-Tarawneh, has been unanimously elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean at the end of the VI PAM Plenary Session held in Palermo, Italy, on 29 October 2011. He will take over from H.E. Abdelwahed Radi (Morocco) on completion of his term of Office.
The new PAM President Al-Tarawneh, is a former Prime Minister of Jordan, former Head of the Royal Court and Vice-Chairman of the Council of Representatives. He is also member of the Jordanian Parliament delegation to PAM.
 He was nominated by the South Geo-political Group of the PAM Assembly during an extraordinary meeting held prior to the Plenary Session in Palermo, on 28 October 2011. 
H.E. Al-Tarawneh has dedicated his political career to social justice, freedom, democracy and respect for the rule of law. He is also in favour of political reform through the revision of some constitutional articles and the formulation of a modern elections law that meets and fulfills all community groups’ aspirations. From an economic point of view he focuses on the fight against unemployment, through the creation of job opportunities for the youth and debt reduction as well as the encouragement of investment, and the development of the tourism sector.
In his inaugural speech, H.E. Al-Tarawneh thanked outgoing President Radi for his dedication to PAM in a time of crisis in the region and wished him every success for his election as President of the Interparliamentary Union.
H.E. Al-Tarawneh underlined the fact that all Reports and Resolutions were unanimously adopted by the delegates of the Assembly and expressed his commitment to see this agreement spill over to national governments in order to create further synergies and cooperation.
 
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