Jordan denies claim GCC imposed conditions for assistance

10-12-2012 12:00 AM

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS- Jordan’s foreign minister has dismissed claims that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has tied its financial assistance to the kingdom with pre-conditions.
Reacting to a query whether any precondition has been imposed on Amman for the assistance, such as accepting all the Palestinians from Syria to settle in Jordan, Nasser Judeh said that he was not aware of the claim.

“The GCC has always stood by Jordan and it will continue to do so. This is much appreciated,” Judeh said. “But are there conditions or strings attached? I do not know where this notion of accepting Palestinians coming in from Syria or Iraq came from. It certainly is not on the table. It was never asked of us. I think Jordan’s credentials in hosting the largest number of Palestinian refugees and other waves of refugees are well known,” he said at a session at the Manama Dialogue.

The GCC last year announced plans to fund a five-year development aid programme for Jordan and Morocco.

* Gulf News

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