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King of Jordan Names His Policy Adviser Country's New PM

Wednesday, 07 October 2020 05:00 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Wednesday designated his chief policy adviser to form a new government amid criticism of the previous government's handling of the virus pandemic.

In a statement published by the Royal Court, the king said he appointed Bishr al-Khasawneh the country's new prime minister and instructed him to form a government that meets the aspirations of the Jordanian people.

Al-Khasawneh will oversee parliamentary elections Nov. 10.

Abdullah on Saturday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Omar al Razzaz. The king had dissolved Parliament a week earlier at the end of its four-year term. Under the constitution, that left al Razzaz' government a week to resign.

Jordan has nearly 20,5200 confirmed virus cases, including over 130 fatalities, and the previous government was criticized for its handling of the pandemic.

King Abdullah urged Al-Khaswaneh to enhance coordination with other Arab countries and expand economic ties with them, as well as facilitate foreign and Arab investments.

Abdullah said the Palestinian cause is also a top priority for the Kingdom, and that Jordan would continue its efforts to bring about a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

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Jordan's King Abdullah II on Wednesday designated his chief policy adviser to form a new government amid criticism of the previous government's handling of the virus pandemic.In a statement published by the Royal Court, the king said he appointed Bishr al-Khasawneh the...
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