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Prince Mired meets the Minister of Planning and the Governor of the Central Bank

2020-02-17

His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, President of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), met the Governor of the Central Bank, Ziad Fariz.

During the meeting, His Royal Highness stressed the necessity of carrying out the necessary reasonable accommodation arrangements needed by dealers with disabilities in order to facilitate their full access to banking services, obligating the banks to implement the “Financial Consumer Protection Instructions for Customers with Disabilities” issued by the Central Bank that came in response to its obligations mentioned in the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities No. 20 of 2017 and ensuring the rights of clients with disabilities in dealing with banks and financial institutions and overcoming the challenges that persons with disabilities face when doing so.

The Prince affirmed the role of the Council in providing the necessary technical support to raise awareness among the staff in the banking sector on the rights of persons with disabilities and the mechanisms that enable them to access banking services privately and independently, and on an equal basis with others without disabilities.

Prince Mired also highlighted the positive financial impact of inclusive banking services especially as they attract a wide sector of persons.

On the other hand, and in discussions with Minister of Planning and International Cooperation. Wissam Al-Rabadi, Prince Mired highlighted the importance of mainstreaming of projects funded by donor countries and international organizations for the rights of persons with disabilities.

He stressed the need for support by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation for project proposals that are compatible with national priorities in the field of disability rights, and for the ministry to contribute to the implementation of strategic operational plans for the disability sector to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in public life and across all sectors, enabling them to live independently and participate effectively in the community.

These meetings come as a continuation of the participatory approach between HCD and its partners and relevant stakeholders.