Amman, Italian President Sergio Mattarella has granted Planning and International Cooperation Minister Imad Fakhoury the medal of honour of rank “commander” (Stella d’Italia), a Planning Ministry statement said on Sunday.
The medal, which was presented by Italian Ambassador to Jordan Giovanni Brauzzi on behalf of the president, came in appreciation of Fakhoury’s efforts in enhancing ties between Jordan and Italy.
The Minister expressed his delight over receiving the medal, stressing his keenness on working in the public sector to serve the Kingdom’s leadership and people and realising His Majesty King Abdullah’s vision of improving the livings of Jordanians by all means.
He voiced his appreciation for Brauzzi, the embassy’s staff and Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (IADC) in assisting the Kingdom in its development programmes and initiatives.
He also expressed the Government’s appreciation for the Republic of Italy for its continued support to Jordan, noting that that Italy is among the most important partners in the Jordan’s development and reform process, contributing to the support of important vital sectors such as water, sanitation, tourism, education and other priority sectors.
For his part, Brauzzi praised the efforts of the minister in enhancing the bilateral ties between the two countries, especially in the fields of development and economy.
He said that “Fakhoury is prominent figure of the Jordanian Cabinet and has a long and highly qualified experience”. “During his mandate, he always kept a constructive relationship with the Italian Embassy and the Italian development cooperation system”, he continued.
Italy has strongly intensified the development cooperation with Jordan, giving the Kingdom a status of a priority country for the Italian development cooperation policy and opening an office of IADC, the Ambassador concluded.
Source: Jordan News Agency