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Jordan’s King Vows to Fight Corruption

Jordan’s King Vows to Fight Corruption

Monday, 15 October, 2018 - 08:45
Jordan's King Abdullah arrives for the opening of the third ordinary session of the 18th Parliament in Amman, Jordan October 14, 2018. (Reuters)
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Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Sunday pledged to crack down on corruption in the country.

“All Jordanians have an equal right to justice, and corruption will not be left unaddressed to become a chronic social illness,” the king said in a speech to mark the opening of the 3rd ordinary session of the Parliament.

“I hereby affirm that the state’s institutions are well capable of uprooting corruption and holding to account those who dare to encroach on public funds,” he added.

On a different note, he said the kingdom's position on the Palestinian cause is unwavering and injustice against the Palestinians must end.

Also, regarding the war on terrorism, King Abdullah said Jordan remains committed to its leading role in fighting terrorism and extremism.

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