The Ministry of Environment invited the Chair of the Board of the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature, Mrs. Razan Zuayter, to meetings of the 'Supporting the National Framework for Biosafety in Jordan' project. The project seeks to find an effective system for monitoring environmental impacts and examining genetically modified organisms. Several representatives from relevant government agencies were also present at these meetings (April 12, 2021).
During her speech at one meeting, Zuayter called for a genuine will to hear the opinion of civil society on this critical issue, especially with the presence of contradictions in instructions and standards related to the control of genetically modified foods across the various institutions. She stressed the need for the public's interest to prevail over any other motives
The meeting included reviewing and amending the draft legislative framework for biosafety and reviewing all local and international laws, global agreements, and related protocols, including the International Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety that stemmed from it.
The Ministry of Environment is implementing the project with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and under the supervision of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).