Hungarian President Janos Ader (L) meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the royal palace in Amman on November 6, 2017. / AFP / KHALIL MAZRAAWI
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The king of Jordan and the president of Hungary Tuesday opened the World Science Forum, a biennial gathering of scientists and policy makers from around the world that is being held for the first time in the Middle East.Participants said science could pave a path to peace in the conflict-scarred region.The World Science Forum was launched in Hungary in 2003 .Lov?sz, president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. International scientific conferences then and now combat artificial divisions of the world even amid political conflict, he said.Jordan is one of the most water-scarce countries in the world and over the decades has given refuge to large numbers of Palestinians, Iraqis and Syrians.Prince Hassan, a brother of Jordan's late King Hussein, said Jordan and its neighbors have often experienced science as an agent of war.
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