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Dr.. Khaled Abu Rabei
The role of the House of Representatives in communicating with Arab and international parliaments to support the efforts of official Jordanian diplomacy comes at an important stage in Jordan’s march at the regional level, Jordan’s Arab and regional relations, and the Palestinian issue, and the critical stage it is going through after the arrival of an extremist government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, which requires concerted efforts on all sides. levels, especially parliamentary ones.
As well as at the local level in light of the initiation of the implementation of economic reform programs that require communication with the countries of the region to facilitate the way for strengthening economic cooperation in strategic projects with the countries of the region in order to reflect positively on the national economy.
Al-Safadi, in his capacity as Speaker of the elected House of Representatives, who has been accepted in foreign dealings since his election as Speaker of the House of Representatives, embarked on several visits to Arab countries and established new relations on the principle of mutual interests that benefit all parties, with a focus on having a new approach in parliamentary relations that moves from the framework of statements Positivity leads to serious work, as Al-Safadi adopted the issue of food security, which His Majesty King Abdullah II directed the government of Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz at the beginning of the Corona pandemic, to the need to give food security utmost importance, especially after global supply chains were disrupted during the pandemic, as well as the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war on global food supplies and its impact on the countries of the region. Al-Safadi carried the matter seriously to the Arab Parliament, which adopted Al-Safadi's proposal to establish a regional center in Jordan for food security.
Parliamentary diplomacy was not confined to the economic aspect, but rather played an important role in clarifying Jordan's political position and mobilizing Arab and Islamic support for the kingdom's positions.
In its last meeting, the Islamic Parliament approved the recommendation made by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, which included affirming support for the Hashemite Custodianship over the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, whose trust is held by His Majesty King Abdullah II. Christian Islam in Al-Quds Al-Sharif.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, with his parliamentary experience, is fully aware that parliaments have a large margin for movement and can discuss more detailed issues, which constitutes an appropriate ground that contributes to facilitating the opening of doors for official diplomacy to strengthen relations in all fields in order to translate these efforts into cooperation agreements that serve Jordanian interests and feel their impact. Hence the Jordanian citizen on the ground.