Finance Minister, US counterpart talk reform, recovery

pic11112019 (1)
Finance Minister Mohammad Al-Ississ (Photo: Prime Ministry)
AMMAN — Finance Minister Mohammad Al-Ississ and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Saturday discussed in a phone call the latest economic developments, particularly in regard to the economic impact of COVID-19.اضافة اعلان

During the phone call, Al-Ississ praised the "continuous" support provided by the US to Jordan, and reviewed the government's measures to address the pandemic and alleviate its health and economic ramifications, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Al-Ississ also reviewed the most prominent features of Jordan's structural reforms program that the government is implementing to achieve economic recovery.

The finance minister said that the high unemployment rate is the governments "biggest concern," adding that Jordan must continue to implement measures that will expedite growth and reduce business costs on the private sector to create more jobs, according to Petra.

For her part, Yellen referred to the importance of cooperation between the two countries, adding that she is looking forward to a "stronger" partnership that best serves mutual interests.

Yellen stressed the need to address major challenges, such as how to end the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve economic recovery, among other pressing issues.

She stressed the importance of maintaining the "strong" relations between the US and Jordan, including support for the Kingdom's economic development and reform efforts.