Jordan’s King Abdullah II & wife win 2022 for Human Fraternity

King Abdullah II of Jordan and his wife Queen Rania, were awarded Saturday the 2022 Zayed Award for Human Fraternity at a ceremony at the Founders Memorial in the UAE capital, reports say.
The award was presented to the royal couple in appreciation of their efforts to promote human fraternity, mutual respect, and peaceful coexistence.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, UAE minister of Foreign affairs and international cooperation, and his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Al Safadi were in attendance during the ceremony.
The award is a prize, $1 million, awarded by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, an independent international committee to promote human fraternity values in communities around the world, in line with the Document on Human Fraternity, signed by Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi in 2019.
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayeb according to reports congratulated the king and queen, and said the two were role models for fraternity and coexistence, in a recorded video message played during the ceremony.
Pope Francis also praised their “commitment to promoting the values of coexistence and dialogue between different religious traditions,” in fighting discrimination, and empowering women and the youth.

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