The Secretary-General of the Economic and Social Council, Dr.
Mitri Mdanat, participated in the Euro-Mediterranean Summit of Economic and
Social Councils and Similar Institutions entitled “Covid-19: The Role of Civil
Society in Rebuilding the Euro-Mediterranean Region and Strengthening Its
Resilience”, jointly organized by the European Economic and Social Committee
with the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of Morocco.
Mdanat said that this summit takes place at a critical time
for many Eastern Mediterranean countries due to the challenges they face due to
the Corona pandemic. Mdanat also stressed the importance of the
joint-collaboration to develop a capable strategy and vision to face the
challenges, promote economic growth, and strengthen social protection in the
The secretary-general noted out the importance of renewing
the partnership between the European Union and the Eastern Mediterranean
countries in promoting investments, especially in the digital transformation
sector, sustainable growth, and the labor market.
Madanat indicated that Jordan has taken several measures to
confront the Corona pandemic, and clarified that these measures included
providing help and support to the most affected sectors and groups in the
society, as a result of the pandemic.
The summit aimed to discuss ways to mitigate the impact of
the crisis, and economic and social reconstruction, in addition to the various
opportunities revealed by the (Covid-19) pandemic, in addition to promoting
sustainable development in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
It is reported that this summit will provide an opportunity
to exchange ideas and debate on the role of civil society bodies, the
contribution of digitization, and the prospects of Euro-Mediterranean
cooperation, in order to improve resilience and achieve a successful post-Covid
recovery in the region.