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Interview with Jordan’s Foreign Minister on Twitter!

Posted in Uncategorized by Priapus_D on July 18, 2010

Khaled El Ahmad (@Shusmo) is interviewing his excellency the foreign minister of Jordan Nasser Joudeh (@NasserJudeh) tonight on twitter. Below is what I could gather and understand of this interview amid all the noise and static in the twittersphere! The interview used the hashtag: #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

OK, a bunch of questions were about the same topic, so I’m gonna tweet all 4 questions because it is the same answer

#QFMJO @DnJihadSoaileek : How serious is the latest media driven debate on Jordan-US nuclear disagreement?

#QFMJO @MayseNababteh : How true is it that Israel is trying to disrupt our efforts 4 nuclear energy? What r we doing 2 preserve our RIGHT?

#QFMJO @Elsalameen : Why do you think Israel is sabotaging Jordan’s nuclear program? Can you name an instance of Israel doing so?

#QFMJO @tarawnah : R there any circmstnces under which #Jordan wld yield its right 2 develop nuclear energy due 2 #Israeli & #USA pressure?

@NasserJudeh responds:

@Tarawnah #QFMJO absolutly not. jordan’s peaceful neoclear energy program is a strategic requirement 4Jordan. There is not US pressure(con)

#QFMJO there is not Us pressure not to proceed with the program on the contrary there is support for this (con)

#QFMJo as expressed recently by the state dep. discussions are ongoing with the US to finalize NCA similar to ones signed with others (con)

#QFMJO israel may have tried to throw a spanner in the works in our discussion with other countries but this will not deter us (con)

#QFMJO and our Neoclear program is proceeding on schedule. neoclear energy for jordan is not a lucxtury but a question of survival.

#QFMJO given our reliance on imported energy, which takes its heavy toll on our economy. All our friends appreciate this.

@Shusmo asks:

Thank you, Now I have 3 questions tackling the same issue which will shoot all 3 at once for the same answer #QFMJO

#QFMJO @MohannedA : Other than providing support for the anti- terror “global” effort, what leverage do we REALLY have on the world stage?

#QFMJO @MayseNababteh : Pls clarify what our role is in the global fight against so-called #terrorism? Why r we in #Afghanistan?

#QFMJO @tarawnah : Are there plans for Jordan to inform its public where it has sent troops & their role in the so-called “war on terror”?

@NasserJudeh responds:

@MohannedA #QFMJO providing support? We are in this effort primarly to protect our own national interests and citizens. need i remind (con)

#QFMJo need i remind how many times we were targeted by terror and how many innocent lives we have lost?

#QFMJO and yes in order for this to be effective it has to be in concert with the golbale network. as for laverage; experience, respect (con

#QFMJO our leadership’s vision and wisdom and stature on the world stage to name but a few factors contributing to laverage.

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @zsafwan : How does #Jordan view new #Turkish role in region? Will role help change rules of the game for region?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO Turkey is an important neighbour to our region and is attempting to contribute positvely to quest of peace as are many other (con)

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @bataleh :اسرائيل تقول لا دوله فلسطينية بل تتحدث عن الاردن كوطن بديل ونحن نصر ان هناك سلام و نحمي سفيرها بعمان وهم يقصفون غزة !لماذا؟

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO الاردن ليس وطنا بديلا لاحد. فلسطين هي فلسطين والاردن هو الاردن وكل من يدعي او يروج لغير ذلك هو واهم @bataleh ÷ما بالنسبة لغزة Con)

#QFMJO اما بالنسبة لغزة فموقف جلالة الملك المعظم الثابت هة بضرورة وحتمية رفع الحصار الجائر عن اهلنا في غزة وبوجود المستشفى الميداني

#QFMJO العسكري ومئات قوافل الااغاثة والمساعدات الطبية والانسانية والغذائية لغزة كنا فعليا اول من كسر الحصار قولا وفعلا

#QFMJO والاردن يسخر كافة علاقاته الدبلوماسية لخدمة القضايا العربية وفي جوهرها القضية الفلسطينية واهله

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @Priapus_D : Will #Jordan play a MORE active role in the solution to the #Arab #Israeli Conflict?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO forgive me for saying that this a rhetorical question as no one has played a more active role in the quest for peace in our region

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @Priapus_D : In this time of shifting sands how is #Jordan going to adjust it’s international Alliances?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO please forgive spelling mistakes as i am typing very fast with two fingers but you get the general drift i hope.
@Shusmo replies:
@NasserJudeh Yes we we got it 🙂 thank you #QFMJO
@NasserJudeh responds:
Jordan’s foreign policy is not 1 that is based on axies & or alliances it’s one based on concensus building and a collective effort. #QFMJO
HM Traverls the world to bring opp. to Jordan & to focus intl attention on regional challanges and need to collectivly address them #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO I have few questions in regards to #Jordan Embassies abroad will shoot them together
#QFMJO @RaniaWreikat : Why doesn’t Foreign Ministry have a more informative Portal,with each embassy & consulate website being part of it?
#QFMJO @KhalilWahhab :had a question about creating an English website 4 the Ministry & some of the foreign Embassy websites are unavailable
#QFMJO @RaniaWreikat : Why don’t #Jordan embassies set up Jordanian schools abroad for our children? most of the other embassies do
#QFMJO @RaniaWreikat : Why cant Jordanian expats vote through embassies? why do we lose this basic right?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO We do have the mininstry’s website in both english and Arabic, they are undergoing redesign and redevelopment.

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @MohannedA : How is the #Obama doctrine any different from the #Bush doctrine as it relates to #Jordan and its foreign policy?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO No different in HM’s meetings with Obama since he took office there has been nothing but reaffermation of strong bond between (con)
#QFMJO between 2 contries and appreciation for jordan’s imp. role in region as a voice of reason and vision. This feeling is carried (con)
#QFMJO from adminstarion to adminstration. @MohannedA

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @HamzehN : Can u plz share short-to-medium term goals on ministry’s current agenda? Can u comment on obstacles u face WITHIN #JO?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO @ Building on work of pervious ministers and ensuring that diplomatic corp is eqpt, trained and supported 2 carry out it’s (con)
#QFMJO it’s dutiesa in implemnting HM’s visions and policies. i always say that HM with the respect that he has around the world cont.
#QFMJO opens the door and creats opp. it is up to us to walk through these doors and do our work. this requires a polished cont.
#QFMJO diplomatic corp and attracting a new generation of young energetic jordanian men and women surving their country here and abroad/
that is my dream here at the ministry. empower those who are here and attract talent into the system. #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @mirqab Do u agree with a governmental project to edu ppl about political parties b4 rushing to the elections?
#QFMJO @mirqab : As proper elections require the presence of political parties ,do u think we r ready for non-tribal elections?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO I think this is a question for others in the gov. and although I am not short of an answer lets stick to foreign policy cont.
#QFMJO refere to what HM & PM said recently on vision for the kind of political parliamentary representation Jordanians should aspire Cont
2 truely reflect our country’s vision for the future. #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @DnJihadSoaileek : How do u view the future role of #JO diplomatic mission in bridging the gap with Jordanians abroad?

@NasserJudeh responds:

an essential componant of the work of Jordanian embassies abraod is maintaing channels with jordanian communities abraod cont. #QFMJO
#QFMJO we do everything in our power 2 facilitate and meet needs of Jordanians abroad and provide cont.
them wih assistance required 2 maintain links with their homeland #QFMJO

@Shusmo say:

Thank you Your Excellency @NasserJudeh we are having a 10 minutes break and we will resume afterwards #QFMJO

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO shall we

@Shusmo says:

Welcome back #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @tarawnah : #JO has so far failed to attract large- scale foreign invstmnt, what needs 2b done 2 attract giants like #Google & #Nike?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO @tarawnah electricity,energy, water, telecom,DISI,aQABA, hotels, kh business park, all and much more. Hardly failure.cont
#QFMJO @tarawnah not to mention Maktoob`s recent success with Yahoo. doesnt mean we cant do more and we r trying.

@Shusmo:
@NasserJudeh Good answer thank you #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @MohannedA : What would it take 2 withdraw the #Jo #ambassador from #Israel?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO @MohannedA In the recent flotilla incident it was Jordanian diplomacy contacts with many, including Israel that secured release of the passengers. Like I said, Jordan’s diplomatic ties r utilised to serve the Palestinian Cause and exert pressure when necessary.

@Shusmo says:

I have 2 more questions before we wrap up #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

@bataleh : ما الذي يحدد حضور او عدم حضور الاردن لأي قمة عربية ؟

@NasserJudeh responds:

@bataleh #QFMJO الاردن تاريخيا لم يتخلف عن حضور اي قمة عربية ودائما يحرص على الاجماع العربي والعمل العربي المشترك. ولذلك الاردن دائما يشارك


@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @SamiaQ: How to encourage US/EU to send more aid for Iraqi refugees since they r stuck n jordan? we cant ignore them after all

@NasserJudeh responds:

@SamiaQ iraqis in jordan r not refugees even though they r here in large no. we share with tem wot lit we have as our guests & #QFMJO
#QFMJO and brethrens and yes this has an added toll on our economy. we have received aid in past and cont. to seek intl help in this regard.

@Shusmo says:

Those are all the question we have for His Excellency @NasserJudeh this is not the end, but rather the beginning of a dialogue #QFMJO
I would like to thank His Excellency @NasserJudeh, much appreciated and hope this is the start of something positive #QFMJO

@NasserJudeh responds:

@Shusmo My pleasure I enjoyed it thoroughly brought back good memories of when I used to do this as minster of inf. #QFMJO cont
#QFMJO in fact I remember a night like this one when i sat late into the night with my good friend marwan jumah @ICTMIN in the mid 90’s cont
#QFMJO hve set an example of how to be close to people whether in real life or cyber space and we are trying to follow that example cont
#QFMJO today we see the PM and several ministerws and officials not only on twitter but everywhere. this is the beauty of our beloved jordan
#QFMJO if I have not answered any remaining question by all means keep them coming and I promise to answer in due course. Thank u @Shusmo
#QFMJO and thanks to my entire team whose suppopset in always invaluable. lets do another session soon! Good Night!

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