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PM conveys message from King to UAE vice president

[11/13/2017 2:35:14 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani Mulki Monday conveyed a message from His Majesty King Abdullah II to United Arab Emirates Vice President, Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum on Jordanian-UAE ties and ways of further cementing cooperation in various fields.

Welcoming the prime minister in Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed conveyed his good wishes to the King and the people of Jordan for further progress and prosperity. Mulki underlined the deep relations between the two countries and their keenness on further consolidating them in various fields "in the service of their common interests".

Mulki thanked the UAE for its support, which helped the Kingdom to carry out development projects and face economic challenges. He hailed the remarkable progress the Emirates, particularly Dubai, had made, attributing it to the leadership's vision, determination, good management and forward-looking approach.

The premier said that after Sheikh Mohammed's participation in the Arab summit held in Jordan in late March, Jordan's communications and Information technology minister visited the Emirate of Dubai for a first-hand look at its e-government experience.

Mulki said his government had embarked on serious steps towards the e-government by 2020, adding that 10 government services will be offered on line starting early next year.

He also hailed the outcome of the Higher Joint Jordanian-UAE Committee meeting held in Abu Dhabi late last month, which reflected the solid cooperation, adding that economic and commercial ties between the two countries are a model for Arab countries.

Mulki briefed Sheikh Mohammed about economic challenges posed to Jordan and the corrective economic and financial measures the government had undertaken to tackle them toward achieving self-reliance as a strategic goal.

He pointed to the socio-economic and security repercussions of the Syrian crisis on Jordan, adding that the Kingdom's army and security forces had relentlessly worked for about seven years to protect its northern and northeastern borders from the threat of terrorist organisations and smuggling, an enormous task that placed additional costs on the treasury.

Mulki noted the aid provided to Jordan to enhance its infrastructure and launch service projects for Syrian refugees and hosting communities, but said such projects had placed operational costs on the treasury and exacerbated economic challenges and the budget deficit.

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