Gov’t to Reassess Baqoura Situation, Demands Met by Israel, Criminal Sympathisers Prosecuted: Momani

تم نشره في Mon 16 April / Apr 2018. 12:00 AM - آخر تعديل في Tue 17 April / Apr 2018. 12:48 AM
  • State Minister for Media Affairs Dr Mohammad Momani - (Archives)

AMMAN —AlGhad— Government spokesperson and State Minister for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani stated on Monday that the Israeli authorities have met all of Jordan’s terms and demands before the arrival of its new ambassador to Amman.

Meanwhile, he stressed that the Baqura area is part of Jordan’s sovereign territories and that the state is looking into taking a stand on the matter come October this year.

Baqura has been the subject of discussion among activists, politicians and decision makers alike, over the past several months.

In the meantime, publically condoning criminal activity is unacceptable, spokesperson Momani exclaimed.

Sympathisers and those who publically condoned the recent robberies have been referred to the Attorney General’s office and will be prosecuted, he said.

As for the government’s agendas, Mr Momani said in the press conference today, that the investment encouragement policies have already begun to pay off.

One of the most recent investment deals, he underlined, is worth overall around one billion Jordanian dinars.

In response to rumours about questionable foreign military activities or presence in Jordan, Mr Momani reaffirmed that there are no foreign military bases in Jordan.

The Jordan Armed Forces hold joint drills with allied armies, but that is about all there is, he said, explaining that Jordan is an active member of the global anti-terrorism alliance.

Back to the economy, Momani said that the government is looking to encourage the spread of electric cars in Jordan. More people use electric cars in Jordan than in Germany, he said, relative to population.

The reason, the minister elaborated, is the lowered taxes on electric cars, which stand at 25 per cent, as opposed to 55 per cent.

The government is also looking to partner up with the private sector in regards to enhancing the vehicle and drivers registration and licensing operations.

On another note, tourism is up 14 per cent so far, which means we are expected to enjoy an exceptionally phenomenal season, he concluded.