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Prince Mired meets Spanish Ambassador, Amman Mayor

2020-02-12

His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, President of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), met the Spanish Ambassador to Amman Aranzazu Banon to discuss ways of cooperation between the two countries, especially in the field of accessible tourism for persons with disabilities.

His Royal Highness affirmed the importance of benefiting from the Spanish experience, especially in the field of accessible tourism, so that persons with disabilities can access the tourist and archaeological sites and facilities, as the country provides necessary arrangements in those facilities. This will reflect positively on the national economy due to the financial returns resulting from accessible tourism.

The Spanish ambassador affirmed the depth and strength of the relationship that bind the two countries, and the distinguished level of existing cooperation between them in various fields, expressing her country's desire to continue developing this relationship to achieve their mutual interests and enhance the rights of persons with disabilities.

 

The Spanish ambassador commenfrf the continued partnership between HCD and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) through the twin-city agreement between the Municipality of Barcelona and GAM on the provision of technical support and providing accessibility and reasonable accommodation to remove the obstacles preventing the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their independence.

 

Prince Mired  also met the  Mayor of Amman , Yousef Al-Shawarbeh, and the two parties discussed the joint progress in implementing the pilot area project in Al-Abdali, and the procedures followed by GAM with regard to preparing project plans, monitoring, necessary financial allocations, and setting the time-frame for implementation.

 

The two parties agreed to formulate a joint committee to include representatives from HCD, GAM, and the Abdali Company, with the aim of meeting with the owners of hotels, restaurants and banks in the area to link the preparation of their buildings with the model area project so that the area becomes a model inclusive area in its accessible buildings, streets and public facilities.