(MENAFN- Jordan Times)
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, on Sunday at Basman Palace, met with the president of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), HH Prince Mired, and a number of council members.
During the meeting, which coincided with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed annually on December 3, King Abdullah stressed the important role of the HCD in formulating policies and proposing legislation to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as its role in their economic, social, and political empowerment in partnership with the relevant stakeholders, according to a Royal Court statement.
His Majesty emphasised the need to address challenges faced by persons with disabilities in cooperation with the government.
Voicing his full support for persons with disabilities, the King noted the importance of bolstering their engagement in the process of development and modernisation.
For his part, Prince Mired noted that the progress achieved for persons with disabilities, under the leadership of His Majesty, is a source of pride that compels everyone to continue efforts to overcome all obstacles facing their empowerment.
During the meeting, the King was briefed on the legislation, strategies, and plans developed to ensure equal opportunity for persons with disabilities, in addition to the HCD's plans towards integrated education and enhancing cooperation with partners and supporters.
Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi and Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan attended the meeting.
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