US Congress Approves USD1.3b Aid to Jordan

تم نشره في Wed 14 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
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AMMAN — The US basic aid to Jordan in 2017 was endorsed by Congress in May, at USD1.3 billion under the year’s budget.

The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation said in a statement on Wednesday that the aid comes in appreciation of the pivotal role of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the burden it bears as well as its reform and developmental model.

During meetings with US official delegation that visited Jordan over the past period, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Emad Fakhouri, said that the next US aid programme should respond to national priorities.

Fakhouri called upon the renewal of a memorandum of understanding which govern the aid presented to the Kingdom over the next five years.

He highlighted the necessity of emphasising on supporting the budget and certain competitive sectors in a manner that guarantees stimulation of the national economy according to the 2018-2022 growth stimulus package.