Amman, March 2 (Petra) -- The Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan (UJ), in cooperation with the Norwegian Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Monday, held a symposium entitled "Prospects of Dialogue in the Middle East" at the UJ as part of the Norwegian Royal visit to the Kingdom.
The symposium figured high on gender issues, combatting terrorism and involving the youth in the Middle East.
On Jordan's role in upholding peace and combatting terrorism and supporting women's role, Musa Maaytah, Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, said that women have an important role in combatting terrorism and extremism as Jordan has been at the forefront in this field, and that was before the national plan and committing to the UN Security Council resolution no. 1325 on women, peace and security. Women have been given a bigger role in this scope."
In turn, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Marie Eriksen, referred to the Jordanian and Norwegian efforts exerted in highlighting women's role in facing extremism and protecting women's rights through the New York-based "Group of Friends of Preventing Violent Violence," which was established with Jordanian-Norwegian efforts.