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Orient Weekly Watch: CSIORS Edition - Friday, January 26th, 2024

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Orient Weekly Watch: CSIORS Edition - Friday, January 26th, 2024

Let us navigate the Middle East nuances: record of tourism in Egypt; more jobs in Jordan; new High School Facility in Rabat.


Let us guide you through the Middle East with curated links: insightful analyses and forecasts from top sources on regional complexities.



Dailyegyptnews.com: Egypt Achieves Record-Breaking Tourism Revenues of $15 Billion in 2023, According to El Batouty

In 2023, Egypt's tourism revenues hit a record $15 billion, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Professor Said El Batouty credited the achievement to the government's safety measures and cultural promotion. International tourism is expected to fully recover by the end of 2024, reaching 88% of 2019 levels in 2023. The UNWTO reports strong economic impacts, with receipts reaching $1.4 trillion in 2023. Optimism for 2024 is driven by factors like increased air capacity and visa facilitation. Challenges include economic uncertainties and staff shortages, but the industry remains resilient and focused on recovery.


Jordannews.jo: Minister of Labor Reports Creation of 33,000 Jobs and Resolution of 91% of Labor Disputes

Minister of Labor Nadia Al-Rawabdeh announced 33,000 job contracts through the extended National Employment Program, targeting individuals aged 18 to 40, with a focus on National Aid Fund beneficiaries (7%) and females (35%). The Sajjil platform facilitated 6,077 job placements for 3,635 enterprises. Labor law reforms include stringent penalties and gender discrimination protections. The flexible work system draft is under review, and the minimum wage will be reconsidered in 2025. The Jordanian-German Center aims to promote Jordanian labor in Germany, and expatriate labor includes 282,453 valid work permits.


Moroccoworldnews.com: Jacques Chirac School in Rabat Broadens its Scope with the Addition of a High School Facility.

The Jacques Chirac School in Rabat unveiled its expanded campus, including a new high school building. Established in 2019, the school, in partnership with AEFE, accommodates over 1,000 students and aims to reach a capacity of nearly 1,500. With a focus on diversity and educational excellence, the inauguration ceremony was attended by notable figures, including French Ambassador Christophe Courtier and Claude Chirac, who expressed gratitude for naming the school after her father, the late French President Jacques Chirac.

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