PM receives World Bank President


[11-02-2024 04:18 PM]

Ammon News - Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Dr. Bisher Khasawneh received on Sunday the World Bank Group President Ajay Banga.

The Prime Minister conveyed the greetings of His Majesty King Abdullah II to the President of the World Bank Group and His Majesty's appreciation for the partnership and cooperation relations between Jordan and the World Bank in the economic and developments fields.

During the meeting, which was attended by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Zeina Touqan, Al-

During the meeting, the Prime Minister reviewed the Kingdom’s efforts in economic modernization of the public sector, expressing his appreciation to the World Bank for its support of the priorities included within these two tracks.

For his part, the President of the World Bank Group stressed the importance of the strategic partnership between the World Bank and Jordan, praising the reforms implemented by Jordan in all fields, pointing to the bank’s readiness to cooperate with Jordan to overcome the economic challenges it faces.

Khasawneh affirmed his appreciation for the strong partnership between Jordan and the World Bank, and that Jordan is looking with interest to strengthen this strategic partnership in a way that contributes to supporting the government’s efforts in the next phase to achieve economic recovery and promote sustainable economic growth.

Khasawneh reviewed the progress of work in implementing the three modernization tracks under the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, expressing appreciation to the World Bank for its support of the program's priorities.

The Prime Minister also pointed out that the technical support provided by the World Bank in a number of areas contributed to supporting the implementation of structural economic reforms.

The Prime Minister highlighted that macroeconomic indicators were positive until October 7, with the growth rate reaching 2.8 percent. However, the Israeli aggression on Gaza adversely affected several economic sectors, particularly tourism, which had shown signs of recovery. Nevertheless, efforts are ongoing to overcome these effects and proceed with economic and development plans.

In turn, Banga highlighted the importance of the strategic partnership between the World Bank and Jordan, praising the reforms implemented by Jordan in all fields.

He stressed the World Bank's readiness to cooperate with Jordan to overcome the economic challenges it faces, especially in light of the slowdown witnessed by global economies.




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