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Swedish Royal visit 2018

The Royal Couple Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, together with the Swedish Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Her Excellency Ms Lena Hallengren, travelled to Jordan 15-17 October.

The Royal Couple Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, together with the Swedish Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Her Excellency Ms Lena Hallengren, travelled to Jordan 15-17 October. They walked on Jordan Trail, visited the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ and the Citadel of Amman as well as the Scandinavian Forest, which was a gift from the late King Hussein to King Carl XVI Gustaf during a state visit in 1989. 

The visit also included meetings with organizations promoting sustainability, conflict prevention, human rights and gender equality. Among them were EcoPeace Middle East, Jordan River Foundation, Kvinna till Kvinna, Al Hussein Society for Training and Inclusion, and the Royal Society for Conservation of Nature. Moreover, a discussion with UN agency Country Directors identified challenges and multilateral responses to enhanced resilience in Jordan.

The Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mr Ayman Safadi joined the delegation’s visit to an UNRWA school on Tuesday for a dialogue with the student parliament. On Wednesday, HE Ms Hallengren met her Jordanian counterpart HE Ms Basma Mousa Ishaqat, Minister of Social Development. The delegation had an audience with His Majesty King Abdullah II before departing to Lebanon where the trip ends Friday 19 October.

The Royal Couple and Her Excellency Minister Hallengren’s visit to the Middle East aimed at strengthening the relationship between Sweden and Jordan and highlighting the issue of the UN Goals for sustainable development addressed in Agenda 2030 by focusing on gender equality, climate change and humanitarian needs.

The Royal Couple Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, together with the Swedish Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Her Excellency Ms Lena Hallengren, travelled to Jordan 15-17 October. They walked on Jordan Trail, visited the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ and the Citadel of Amman as well as the Scandinavian Forest, which was a gift from the late King Hussein to King Carl XVI Gustaf during a state visit in 1989. 

The visit also included meetings with organizations promoting sustainability, conflict prevention, human rights and gender equality. Among them were EcoPeace Middle East, Jordan River Foundation, Kvinna till Kvinna, Al Hussein Society for Training and Inclusion, and the Royal Society for Conservation of Nature. Moreover, a discussion with UN agency Country Directors identified challenges and multilateral responses to enhanced resilience in Jordan.

The Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mr Ayman Safadi joined the delegation’s visit to an UNRWA school on Tuesday for a dialogue with the student parliament. On Wednesday, HE Ms Hallengren met her Jordanian counterpart HE Ms Basma Mousa Ishaqat, Minister of Social Development. The delegation had an audience with His Majesty King Abdullah II before departing to Lebanon where the trip ends Friday 19 October.

The Royal Couple and Her Excellency Minister Hallengren’s visit to the Middle East aimed at strengthening the relationship between Sweden and Jordan and highlighting the issue of the UN Goals for sustainable development addressed in Agenda 2030 by focusing on gender equality, climate change and humanitarian needs.

Last updated 18 Oct 2018, 5.01 PM