Jordan’s successes, needs and challenges in implementing reform strategies addressing political and economic issues, political participation and the upcoming elections, gender and education issues, and the current regional challenges will be the main topics in the agenda. The delegation will share the CdM’s commitment to support Jordan’s democratic reform efforts to successfully address some of these challenges through sharing Members’ previous experience in national dialogue as well as recommendations on reform policies.
The delegation will meet with Jordanian leaders including Her Excellency Queen Rania, Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, H.E Abdul Ilah Al Khatib president of the Independent Electoral Commission, H.E. Bassam Haddadin Minister of Political Development, H.E. Jafar Hassan Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, in addition to meetings with the EU delegation and EU community, and key Jordanian interlocutors and stakeholders including political parties, Senate members and parliamentarians, businesses, civil society, and media. Both Members, president Wim Kok and president Tarja Halonen, have been engaged in the MENA region through different initiatives organized by the Club de Madrid and during their capacity as government officials of their countries.