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Jordan is witnessing an unprecedented modernization

Amman Today

publish date 2022-08-05 17:24:43

The Compass – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration and Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs-designate Tawfiq Krishan inaugurated yesterday evening, Thursday, a workshop entitled “The Role of the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs in strengthening the relationship between the legislative and executive authorities”, which is implemented by the Ministry in cooperation with the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation in the presence of the Director The resident of the Foundation is Dr. Magdalena Kirchner.

Krishan stressed that Jordan, in its second centenary, is witnessing an unprecedented modernization in the three tracks of modernization and reform. Political, economic and administrative in accordance with the royal directives.
Krishan indicated that the Jordanian political system is based on the principle of separation of powers, a flexible chapter that ensures continuous cooperation and a positive balance between the legislative and executive authorities, in order to achieve efficiency in work and provide the best for the Jordanian citizen, pointing to the role of the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs as a link between the legislative and executive authorities through Organizing work and official correspondence and correspondence between the two authorities, especially those related to parliamentary oversight tools, within the specified periods as stipulated in the constitution.

The minister pointed out that the response rate to parliamentary oversight tools sent by members of the National Assembly through the ministry reached 95 percent, with the efforts of all heads of departments and parliamentary affairs liaison officers in ministries and official institutions, indicating that on the political level, the outputs of the Royal Committee for Modernization of the Political System, including constitutional amendments, were launched. And the electoral and political party laws that have become effective, in addition to the recommendations related to women and youth that the ministry is following up with the relevant ministries. Modernizing the public sector in order to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector to serve the citizen.
Krishan stressed the importance of institutionalizing parliamentary work in ministries and government institutions, pointing out that during the previous period, specialized units were established to institutionalize parliamentary work within government institutions.
For his part, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Ali Al-Khawaldeh, pointed out that the Jordanian state has an important history of parliamentary and political life since its establishment until the present time, as Jordan has gone through many stages during which a change occurred in the electoral systems to reach the most appropriate system that guarantees the equitable representation of the entire society. He pointed out that the election law regulates political action and gives influence to society, especially parties, while the political parties law regulates partisan work within society.
Al-Khawaldeh indicated that the recent constitutional amendments came to be in line with the laws regulating political work in their new form. Electoral and political parties laws, stressing that when working on amending any laws, focus must be placed on two main aspects: Legislation and the culture of society, as changing the culture of society comes to create positive trends, especially towards partisan and political work in Parliament.
Al-Khawaldeh added that the ministry has a two-year action plan in partnership with a number of other ministries, as there are many activities that will be implemented in implementation of the outputs of the Royal Committee to Modernize the Political System related to women and youth.
For her part, Kirchner emphasized the depth of Jordanian-German relations in light of the many meetings that took place this year between the two countries, which pave the way for future cooperation, expressing her thanks for the efforts made by the Jordanian government and the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs for continuous cooperation with all partners. In order to achieve the common visions within the Jordanian society.
Kirchner said that the process of modernizing the political system is a goal that everyone seeks to adhere to so that Jordan will be a role model, which will positively affect the lives of citizens within society, stressing the need to be open to new ideas in all aspects of life and to involve citizens in the decision-making process focusing on youth. And work to create the values ​​of tolerance among them.
Krishan honored a number of former parliamentary affairs liaison officers in ministries and official institutions, in appreciation of the efforts they made during their work. The training workshop will be attended by directors, heads of departments, and parliamentary affairs liaison officers in ministries and official institutions over two days, during which; Shedding light on the outputs of the Royal Committee for the Modernization of the Political System, introducing the legislative and executive authorities and the roles entrusted to them in accordance with the constitution, in addition to introducing the participants to the main tasks entrusted to them and the importance of following up on parliamentary oversight tools to strengthen the partnership between the legislative and executive authorities.
–(Petra)

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