Gov’t Calls for Renewal of US-Jordanian Aid Agreements

تم نشره في Tue 30 May / May 2017. 12:00 AM
  • Fakhori meets with US House delegation - (Petra)

AMMAN —AlGhad— The Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Emad Fakhouri, during his meet with delegation of the US House Committee on foreign affairs, called for the renewal of the 5-year, budget and economic support memo of understanding with the US.

The memo entails a bundle of US aides for Jordan, amounting in total to billions, intended to support the Kingdom’s reformation process.

However, the Minister reiterated, that Jordan is facing an endless array of challenges, beginning with the implications of the Syria refugee crisis, all the way to budget deficits, which need to be addressed in order for Jordan to advance the implementation of the 2018-2022 economic plan.

The Minister, during the meet, reaffirmed on the historical ties and special relationship Jordan has with the United States of America, on various levels.

During the meet, the Minister and the US delegation discussed US aides for the year 2018, since the 2017 allocations have already been ratified.