$3 billion of aid and grants to Jordan, says minister

Dead Sea, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Mary Kawar, on Saturday said estimated aid for Jordan in 2019 is around $3 billion, an amount nearly equal to last year, which includes assistance under the Jordan Response Platform (JRP) to the Syria Crisis.

In a statement made to Petra at the World Economic Forum (WEF) held at the Dead Sea region, Kawar noted the London Initiative Conference 2019 constituted a launch pad to a new reform matrix.

The minister said the aim of this matrix is to tell the world that Jordan is working diligently to achieve monetary and financial stability and bridge a funding and indebtedness gap.

The government has already made several reforms, Kawar underscored, adding the main focus currently is on stimulating economic growth.

Forums such as WEF and the London Initiative Conference provided a great opportunity for the government to promote active sectors in the Jordanian market to attract investment, she pointed out.

Source: Jordan News Agency