Queen Rania of Jordan accepted the Walther Rathenau Prize on Thursday presented by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
Dedicating the prestigious award to the people of Jordan, Rania said, "I am humbled to accept this prize. And I do so on behalf of the people of Jordan who, everyday, through their words and actions, demonstrate the values that defined the life of Walther Rathenau, values such as courage and compassion, equality and understanding, tolerance and mutual respect. In other words, basic human decency," according to The Jordan Times.
The Walther Rathenau Prize was inaugurated in 2008 to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to international dialogue and politics. The name of the award commemorates a German foreign minister who was killed by opponents who disapproved of his reconciliatory foreign policy.
Previous receivers of the prize have included former United States' Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Upon presenting the award to the queen, Merkel expressed positive sentiments toward Jordan's handling of the refugee crisis, referring to the nation as a safe haven in an unstable region.
Rania in return expressed here appreciation for Germany's efforts to combat the ongoing refugee crisis and called for greater global support. She stressed the importance of compassion.
"Without compassion, we weaken the very foundations of our common humanity."
The queen is well-known for her humanitarian work and her efforts to address misunderstandings of Islam and the Middle East.