AMMAN — HRH Princess Sumaya, the president of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), on Tuesday welcomed leading international scientists and policymakers to the RSS as she convened the second meeting of the steering committee of the World Science Forum 2017 (WSF).
The princess, who chairs the WSF 2017, said it was a great privilege for Jordan to plan and host in November the “world’s most prestigious science forum” for the first time in the Middle East.
The eighth WSF will be held at the Dead Sea under the heading of “Science for Peace”, according to an RSS statement.
The meeting, which is known as the “Davos of Science”, will examine how science, technology and innovation can help create a better future for the world.
“For the first time, WSF will have an Arab and Middle Eastern focus as the world’s leading scientists and policymakers make Jordan the focus of attention for debate and discussion,” the statement said.
Princess Sumaya voiced hope that the WSF 2017 would act as a launch pad for cooperation in science, technology and innovation across the Arab world.
The princess said she was delighted that the WSF, and the global attention it attracts, would confirm Jordan’s position as a place for dialogue and the exchange of ideas.