FM, Norway's counterpart co-chair meeting on youth, peace and security | Jordan News | Ammon News

FM, Norway's counterpart co-chair meeting on youth, peace and security

[9/22/2017 4:25:30 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Ayman Safadi and his Norwegian counterpart Borge Brende, Thursday co-chaired a meeting on youth, peace and security that was held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

During the meeting, in which the UN secretary-general took part, Safadi underscored the important role of youth in preserving peace and promoting development, as well as preventing violent radicalization.

He also highlighted the importance of empowering the youths, ensuring they receive better education and creating a proper environment for their effective participation in building peace.

The minister also reviewed Jordan's initiatives to promote youths' participation in building peace and countering violent radicalization. He also referred to the UN security council's resolution No. 2250 on youth, peace and security.

Safadi announced the formation of the "Youth Champions" group comprising a number of states, which aim at ensuring a continued political commitment to realizing the youths' agendas of peace and security.

The diplomat met UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, on the sidelines of UN General Assembly for a discussion on efforts to bring about a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

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