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France was first European investor in Jordan

France was first European investor in Jordan, says Ambassador
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AMMAN — France was the first European nation to invest in Jordan, French Ambassador to Jordan Veroniqua Vouland told the Amman Rotary Club, according to a statement.اضافة اعلان

In total, France “invested more than two billion euros in Jordan and created 30,000 job opportunities throughout the country,” she said.



“France was the first European investor in Jordan,” she said.

Vouland’s speech at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Amman on Wednesday followed the pinning of six new Rotarians and a discussion of plans to introduce new projects in Jordan as a result of at least three potential twinning arrangements between the English-speaking club and fellow clubs in the US and Europe.

In her speech, Vouland “highlighted how Jordan and France are on the same line on global and regional issues: on the peace process through the “Munich Format” on the two-state solution, the necessity to resume talks, and to stop Israeli colonization.”

She said that France and Jordan have “a common approach on many other global issues, fight against terrorism and more recently on ways to prevent food shortages.”

France is also heavily involved in highlighting Jordan’s rich historic and cultural heritage, supporting 10 technological missions, “bringing light” to Jordan’s history.

Vouland spoke and length about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its “reverberations around the world.” She spoke about France’s FARM (food and agriculture mission) supporting the most affected partners.  

Jordan has received 25 million Euros from the 224 million Euros supporting the region in this area, she noted.

During a subsequent question-and-answer session, Vouland defended her country's position in Ukraine.

“Before the war and ever since President Macron has been trying to avert the war and to stop it,” she said that “the Russians are the aggressors and everyone should work to end this war. France doesn’t accept the war and would like to see it stopped tomorrow if possible.”


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