Planning minister highlights importance of supporting Jordan | Business | Ammon News

Planning minister highlights importance of supporting Jordan

[11/8/2017 6:55:19 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury highlighted the importance of continuing support to Jordan to enable it to continue its services to the refugees as well as host communities.

During a meeting on Wednesday with President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband, Fakhoury also reviewed the economic situation in Jordan, as well as economic and social challenges facing the Kingdom, mainly growth rate, indebtedness and poverty and unemployment.

The minister also spoke about the humanitarian and financial burdens shouldered by Jordan as a result of hosting a large number of Syria refugees, who are placing an increasing pressure on the sectors of education, health, water among others.

Fakhoury praised commitment of the International Rescue Committee to implement projects to support Syrian refugees as well as initiatives to support host communities of refugees that will contribute to creating job opportunities for the youth.

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