Cabinet convenes following government reshuffle

2. Cabinet Meeting
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh chairs the first Cabinet meeting following a government reshuffle on October 11, 2021. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN  — The Cabinet convened Monday after a reshuffle in the government that had been approved by a Royal Decree, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh, who chaired the session, emphasized the importance of pooling efforts to realize the aspirations of Jordanians and His Majesty King Abdullah and “to be deserving of His Majesty’s trust”.

He said the reshuffle in the government came to help in the economic recovery and growth and luring in investments, adding it would contribute to realizing the government’s Economic Priorities Program 2021–2023, which the government had submitted to the King.

He said the government, through the program, will strive to achieve economic recovery and address poverty and unemployment.

He said the government’s main priority is to lure in investments and empower the private sector.

It aspires to facilitate local and foreign investments through standardizing investment procedures and creating a business-friendly environment, underscoring the importance of the private sector’s involvement.

Additionally, Khasawneh said the Investment Ministry was established to supervise investment affairs and address issues that investors may grapple with. It drafts policies to encourage investing in Jordan’s main economic sectors, not the least of which is tourism and hospitality.

The ministry would encourage investing by shedding light on the experience of local, Arab and foreign investors in the country.

On the Royal Committee to Modernize the Political System, Khasawneh said his government is poised to submit the committee’s findings, the elections draft law, and the constitutional changes draft law to Parliament.

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