Vladimir Putin

His Royal Highness King Hussein of Jordan

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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some basic values and principles shared by Jordan and Canada. A review of Jordan's policies and the roots from whence they come. The decision of legal and administrative disengagement from the West Bank and its effects. An economic package put into effect by the Jordanian Government in the latter part of 1988; its aims and strategies. An exploration of Jordan's 1989 budget. Moving to a more self-reliant economy. The broadening of public participation in policy-making and decision-taking processes. An invitation to Canadian business investment and partnership. An expansion in Canadian-Jordanian economic cooperation. Canada as a promoter of what the speaker calls the "intellectual bridgehead" needed to resolve dichotomy between the international political framework and the international socio-economic framework. Some remarks about Canadian modesty and achievement. Some analogies to Jordan's activities in the Middle East. The Arab Cooperation Council: concepts and approaches. A review of Middle East problems, historically and politically. Approaches and progress towards peace. A declaration of Jordan's intention to continue to promote peace, justice, and stability within the Middle East. A view of Jordan's friendship and cooperation with Canada as instrumental in the success of the peace endeavour.