(Petra) -- Minister of Higher Education
and Scientific Research, Adel Tweisi,
and President of the Canadian International
Development Research Centre (IDRC), Jean
Lebel, on Monday, discussed procedures
for relocating of the IDRC's Regional
Center to Amman.
In a meeting attended by
Canada's Ambassador to Jordan, Peter MacDougall,
Tweisi said his ministry is ready to meet
the IDRC Regional Center's desire to be
relocated to Amman due to its importance
to Jordanian researchers.
He added that the ministry
will do its best to complete the relocation
within official channels.
The Canadian official said
the IDRC will provide support for Jordanian
researchers as well as the opportunity
to network with international researchers.
It will also highlight research issues
of concern to the Middle East and North
Lebel noted that he had
met with the Ministers of Agriculture,
Environment, Foreign and Expatriate Affairs
and Planning and International Cooperation
to discuss relocation of the IDRC to Amman.
The center, if opened
in Amman, will provide financial and logistical
support for scientific research and those
related to human capacity development
and as well as identifying the importance
of scientific research in the service
of sustainable development.