PM attends King Abdullah II Award for Creativity ceremony

Amman, Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Monday attended a ceremony to distribute the 2018 King Abdullah Bin Al-Hussein ll Award for Creativity in its nineth edition.

Addressing the ceremony held at the Al Hussein Cultural Center, Amman Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh said that the award is “the most distinguished and prestigious among the prizes awarded by official institutions in Jordan in the scientific and creativity fields, and is a milestone in implementing the royal vision of appreciating the human, investing in the minds and stimulating creativity”.

He said the biennial award, which is granted in three fields; Literature and Arts, Sciences, and the Arab City and Urban Projects, attracted 127 participants from Arab countries in addition to Jordan, the highest in its history.

The co-winners of the prize for literature and arts were Dr. Majdeddine Khamash from Jordan and Dr. Mohammad Abu-Saleh from Palestine for the subject of “citizenship and national identity”.

The jury withheld the science award for the subject of “cyber security”, and the Arab city award for the subject of “smart city management”, because the research submitted in these topics did not rise to the award’s standards.

Toward the end of the ceremony, which was attended by King Abdullah Bin Al-Hussain ll Award for Creativity Board of Trustees Chairman Abdul Raouf Rawabdeh and State Minister for Media Affairs Jumanah Ghuneimat, the prime minister handed the awards to the winners and certificates to the six-member jury.

Source: Jordan News Agency