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Dead Sea, Jordan, 22 October 2011 - H.M. King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan opened the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World today by observing that the Arab world has reached a critical turning point. "Our region stands today at the gates to the future," said the King, noting that there are four gates or crucial areas for consideration: dignity, opportunity, democracy, and peace and justice.