Jordan calls for emergency Arab League session on COVID-19

[6/22/2020 6:04:25 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Social Development, Basma Ishaqat, on Monday called on the Arab League to hold an emergency session of the Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers to discuss the regional ramifications of the novel COVID-19 pandemic.

Ishaqat, who headed the 39th session of the Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers, sent a memo to the Assistant Secretary-General and Head of Social Affairs sector of the League, Haifa abu Ghazala, in which she underlined the need for urgent action to address the repercussions of the pandemic, discuss the difficulties of implementing social protection policies and programs, and strengthen protection systems during emergencies.

The session, which is slated for June 28, will be held via visual communication technology to discuss Arab countries requests, approve the draft emergency session and approve a number of bills.

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