HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein, Founder and Chairman of Generations for Peace (GFP), met Wednesday H.E. Mr. James Browne TD, the Irish Minister of State at the Department of Justice.
During the meeting which was also attended by H.E Ms. Marianne Bolger, the Irish Ambassador to Jordan, and Dr. Mohanned Arabiat, President of Generations for Peace, Prince Feisal and the minister discussed issues relating to youth, peacebuilding, the transformative power of sports, and highlighted the continued cooperation between Generations for Peace and the Irish Embassy since its establishment in Jordan in 2019.
HRH commended the Irish Embassy’s support to GFP’s efforts through its programming in Jordan, which is aimed at empowering youth and providing them with the capacities and the space to contribute to community peacebuilding efforts.
Minister Browne, who is responsible for Law, Reform and Youth Justice at the Department of Justice, emphasized the depth of the relationship between Jordan and Ireland, which has developed across various political, economic, cultural, and educational domains, and the aspiration to further deepen this relationship.
The Minister also praised the partnership between GFP and the Embassy of Ireland in Jordan, particularly the recent cooperation that brought together GFP, Belfast-based Cinemagic, and a group of young Jordanian and Syrian youth to produce the short film Abia. The project was supported by the Embassy of Ireland in Jordan and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.
The film was awarded the Best Foreign Language Film award at the British Short Film Awards and is currently being screened as part of the United Nation’s celebrations for International Women’s Day in various regions around the world, including the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in New York and Los Angeles. Additionally, it is being featured in the opening of the Women’s Film Week organized by the UN Women.