Czech President Visits Industries Zone of Jordan Design and Development Bureau (JODDB)

Petra29.05.2024 Jordan
Czech President Visits Industries Zone of Jordan Design and Development Bureau (JODDB)

Czech President Visits Industries Zone of Jordan Design and Development Bureau (JODDB)

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President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel arrived in Amman on Monday evening for a three-day visit to the Kingdom, during which he met with His Majesty King Abdullah II and a number of senior officials.

Upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport, the Czech President was welcomed by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Makram Al-Qaisi, head of the honor delegation accompanying the guest, Amman Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh, Amman Governor Yasser Al-Adwan, Czech Ambassador to Jordan Alexander Sporys, and Embassy staff.

On Tuesday, President of the Czech Republic visited the industrial zone for defense industries (photo) affiliated with the Jordan Design and Development Bureau (JODDB), Petra news agency reported.

The visit aimed to explore the Jordanian experience in defense industries and discuss opportunities for cooperation. President Pavel and his accompanying delegation were briefed on various solutions, systems, and mechanisms produced by the JODDB and its affiliated companies. They toured the production lines and discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the defense sector and develop joint initiatives.

The Czech President praised the capabilities of the center and its affiliated companies, expressing his country's interest in strengthening defense industry cooperation with Jordan.

The Czech President also visited Al-Khalidi Hospital on Tuesday as part of his official visit to the Kingdom. The visit aimed to inspect the MEDEVAC medical project for cataract operations, which has marked its tenth year in collaboration with the Right Choice Company and Al-Khalidi Center and Hospital.

President Pavel met with the Czech medical team and key project officials, including Ibtisam Jabr, Director General of Right Choice, and Dr. Karim Khalidi, Director General of the Khalidi Center.

The MEDEVAC project has achieved significant milestones, recording a high number of free surgeries performed for beneficiaries.

This non-profit humanitarian initiative underscores the Czech Republic's commitment to providing medical care and assistance to vulnerable groups in countries affected by migration or hosting large numbers of refugees.

MEDEVAC is a permanent government program of the Czech Republic, dedicated to delivering medical aid and support to those in need.

The President of the Czech Republic also visited Al-Bashir Hospitals on Tuesday, accompanied by the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Makram Al-Qaisi, head of protocol. The delegation included the Czech Ambassador to Jordan, Alexander Sporys, and a team of medical professionals.

During his tour of the Gynecology and Pediatrics Hospital within the Al-Bashir medical complex, President Pavel was greeted by Acting Minister of Health and Minister of Interior, Mazen Al-Faraya.

The visit highlighted a recent donation from the Czech Government to the Ministry of Health, which included advanced medical equipment designated for the Women and Children's Hospital at Al-Bashir. This contribution is part of the Czech Republic's broader reconstruction program aimed at supporting healthcare infrastructure in the Middle East.

President of the Czech Republic also visited the ancient city of Petra along with an accompanying delegation. He toured Petra’s archaeological and tourist sites, especially the Siq and the Byzantine Church.

The head of the delegation of honour, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Makram Qaisi, discussed Petra as a prominent site that attracts tourists and that it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Petra Tourism Development Region Authority, Fares Braizat, discussed the Authority’s efforts to preserve the city and improve the tourism experience.



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