Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Jordan to host Nobel Laureates to discuss Mideast peace

From Haaretz : By The Associated Press
AMMAN - Jordan will host a third meeting of Nobel Laureates next month to discuss the fate of Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking and youth education, organizers said in a statement Wednesday.

Like the two previous meetings, the May 15-16 gathering will be held in the ancient city of Petra, according to the statement jointly issued by King Abdullah II Fund for Development and the New York-based Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity....

Participants also will explore the possibility of establishing a Middle East science fund to advance regional scientific cooperation.

King Abdullah, the Jordanian monarch, was quoted by the statement as saying the conference's message is clear: "We can, and will continue to foster hope, innovation, and inspiration, in order to build a better world."

Elie Wiesel, a 1986 Nobel Prize winner for Peace, said in the statement: "This year we will explore practical steps to building a better world through partnerships involving Israelis and Palestinians and via cooperation between stakeholders across the Middle East."

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