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His Majesty King Abdullah II announced at the Dead Sea area on Sunday the National Strategy for Tourism which had been set by the Tourism Ministry to encourage competitiveness of this sector, and increase its contribution to the gross domestic product.
His Majesty King Abdullah II affirmed the importance for the United Stats to open channels of dialogue with the private sector in the Arab world, and stimulate it to take part in achieving sustainable development in the region's countries.
His Majesty King Abdullah II attended a session at the World Economic Forum, in which the Crown Prince of Dubai and Defense Minister of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoum, reviewed the UAE's experience in the field of development.
His Majesty King Abdullah II headed on Sunday a session at the World Economic Forum that brought together Arab foreign ministers, heads of the participating Arab delegations as well as the US Secretary of Stat Colin Powell who reiterated keenness of the US administration to push the peace process forward, and implement the roadmap peace plan.
His Majesty King Abdullah II held talks on Saturday with US Secretary of State Collin Powel focusing on ways to push the peace process forward and relaunching peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis.
On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum deliberations currently held at the Dead Sea resort His Majesty King Abdullah II, Saturday met a people of vision from the Arab world-The Middle East 2010 Vision- where the King affirmed total support to all efforts geared to assist governments to draft massive reform plans covering economic, social and political domains.
His Majesty King Abdullah II met on Saturday with Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei, who briefed him on the outcome of his discussion with the U.S. State Secretary Bowel in Amman.
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday was reassured on the health of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minster and Minster of Defence of Saudi Arabia, who is recovering from illness.
His Majesty King Abdullah II and Russian President Vladimir Putin reviewed, over phone, the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.
His Majesty King Abdullah II received on Wednesday commander of the US Central Command, General John Abizaid as well as Director of the French Military cooperation, Admiral Herve Geruad.