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South Korea to double aid to the Kingdom and open language institute

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AMMAN — South Korea will be doubling aid it provides the Kingdom, said South Korean Ambassador, Lee Jae-wan during an event Wednesday evening at the Embassy in Amman marking his country’s national day, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

Addressing assembled guests, the ambassador pointed to the opening of the Korean Language Institute at Jordan University soon and pointed to two wind energy power plants that currently operate in the country at Fujeej and Tafila, both operated by Korean companies.

The ambassador congratulated the Jordanian leadership, government and people on the occasion of the Kingdom’s centenary year, and said his country would stand by the Jordanians in their journey and efforts to open a new chapter in history to promote peace and prosperity for the coming hundred years.

He said that next year marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of diplomatic ties between the two countries, expressing hope for continued cooperation and further development of a comprehensive friendly partnership in the coming years.

During the ceremony, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Nasser Al-Shraidah, stressed the keenness of both sides to continue strengthening long-term relations. He stressed that Korea has achieved remarkable success in combining rapid economic growth with significant reduction in poverty levels, and that Jordan has much to learn from this amazing success.

Shraidah pointed to Korea’s impressive transformation of its economy into a center for global innovation and technology. “The Korean development experience has inspired us and we share similar aspirations to transform our country from a recipient of aid to a donor, and we believe that your continued commitment to our partnership will bring us closer to realizing these ambitions,” he said.

“Our shared vision has already achieved a number of successes in investment, education, vocational training and healthcare, and continues to play an effective role in our ability to host a large number of refugees,” Shraideh said, expressing his appreciation for Korean support to Jordan.

The minister said Jordan will continue to rely on this common vision and partnership to expand the presence of the Korean private sector in the Kingdom, and increase cooperation within the framework of the two countries’ strategic partnership, which has always been based on intensive consultation, joint contribution and common benefits.

The ceremony was also attended by the director of the Asian Department at the ministry, Adly Al-Khalidi, and a number of civil and military officials, diplomats, journalists and invited guests.

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