Qatar pledges 10,000 jobs and $500mn aid package for Jordan
June 13 2018 11:29 PM
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HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein in Amman on Wednesday. He delivered a verbal message of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to the Jordanian king.

QNA/Doha

Qatar will provide 10,000 jobs for Jordanian youth to help them achieve their aspirations and contribute to the economy of their country.
Qatar also announced a $500mn investment package earmarked to support infrastructure and tourism projects in Jordan.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani sent a verbal message to Jordan's King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein, pertaining to bilateral relations and means of boosting them.
The message was conveyed by HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, during a meeting with the king.
HE the Minister of Finance Ali Sherif al-Emadi attended the meeting.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the move comes "in light of the difficult economic circumstances and challenges experienced by the sisterly Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan".
"The State of Qatar is focusing its support on projects of a sustainable nature to create a foundation on which the Jordanian economy has been based for years, and focuses on supporting young people who are the hope of the future and the driving force of production, as demonstrated by the experiences of a number of emerging economies," the statement said.
Qatar's offer include the creation of employment opportunities for Jordanian youth and the implementation of projects in Jordan through the establishment of an investment fund for infrastructure and tourism projects.
Qatar, in its support and standing alongside Jordan, government and people, stressed the strong, historical and fraternal relations with brotherly Jordan and its well-established principles and genuine Arab values, the statement underlined.
Jordan plays a strategic, historical and popular role, especially in the preservation of Islamic and Arab rights in the Holy City of Jerusalem, which fall under the Hashemite Custody and the support of Qatar to Jordan at this time is a support for this firm stand and steadfastness, the statement said.
It expressed Qatar's confidence in the ability of Jordan and its brotherly people to overcome this stage, "which will only increase their cohesion and determination to build their homeland beyond the challenges of the present".
In recent days, Jordan has witnessed protests against price rises and a proposed tax hike as the government pushes austerity measures to slash the country's debt.
Jordan blames its economic woes on instability rocking the region and the burden of hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn Syria, complaining it has not received enough international support.

Last updated: June 13 2018 11:30 PM


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