Embassy Hosts Dialogue Session with Jordanians in Washington, DC

Ambassador Bouran with Ambassador Rasim Hashem, Mr. Haitham Abu Alfoul, and Mr. Fawaz Bilbeisi during a dialogue at the Embassy of Jordan (Washington, DC | Nov. 18, 2013)

Ambassador Bouran: Embassy avails its facilities for diaspora community functions. We will support you in any way we can

Washington, D.C. (November 19, 2013) – The Embassy of Jordan in Washington, D.C. organized a dialogue session between members of the Jordanian diaspora community and a high-level visiting delegation from the Foreign Ministry to enhance the government’s outreach efforts and explore new communication mechanisms.

The Foreign Ministry delegation was headed by Ambassador Rasim Hashem, Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, and joined by Haitham Abu Alfoul, Director of the Coordinating Office of the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence.  In his opening remarks, Ambassador Hashem reviewed the goals and objectives of a new strategy designed by the Foreign Ministry, as well as a draft plan of action for a future Conference of Expatriates aimed for next year in Amman.

The meeting was also attended by Dr. Alia Bouran, Ambassador of Jordan to the United States and the Embassy diplomats and staff.

In her remarks, Ambassador Bouran lauded the strong bilateral relations between Jordan and the United States.  “The unique partnership and friendship between the two countries is an outcome of the vision, wisdom and leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II,” Ambassador Bouran said.  Ambassador Bouran reiterated the Embassy’s support for any proactive initiative designed to strengthen the ties among Jordanians and between Jordanians and their country.  “The Embassy avails its facilities for any events and functions should the community need a venue.  We will support you in any way we can,” Ambassador Bouran said.

The participants in this session included Jordanians from all walks of life and various sectors of society in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. They were able, through this meeting, to share their ideas, concerns and aspirations as Jordanian expatriates.  

The meeting in Washington, D.C. is one of many being held across the United States by the delegation this week as they visit cities including New York, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco.