UK Minister for Development visits Jordan

Announces new development tools to support Jordan

UK Minister for Development visits Jordan and announces new development tools to support Jordan
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Press Release — Andrew Mitchell, the UK Minister for Development, is visiting Jordan this week to see UK aid to Jordan, including to help vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees, and to discuss development cooperation with the Jordanian government as part of the close partnership between the two countries.اضافة اعلان

During a visit to the Zaatari Camp for Refugees the Minister saw first-hand humanitarian programs in support of Syrian refugees and heard from them on how UK support is helping them. He said “Over a decade after the Syria crisis I have been moved by Jordan’s generosity hosting refugees and to see how sustained UK aid provides life-saving assistance to refugees here at Zaatari camp and throughout Jordan. I am proud that UK funding has helped support over 51 thousand families meet their basic needs such as food, shelter and education since the beginning of the crisis. We will continue to support vulnerable people in Jordan.”

He will highlight the UK’s commitment to a long-term partnership to support Jordan’s economic, social and political resilience and to help the Jordanian government in its economic and political reform agenda. 

He will meet HE Dr Bisher Al-Khasawneh, Prime Minister of Jordan, and several other government Ministers to discuss the UK’s development support to Jordan and how further to develop sustainable approaches to delivering services to refugees and Jordanians.

During high level discussions with international partners and the government of Jordan, the Minister will welcome Jordan’s Economic Vision 2033 and public sector modernization plans. He will praise the achievements of the Government of Jordan in maintaining macroeconomic stability and discussed UK support for implementation of reforms to deliver growth and jobs.

The Minister will discuss shared efforts to strengthen gender equality and women's participation in Jordan, particularly in the economy. At a signing ceremony on Wednesday, he will announce additional UK support to delivering Jordan’s National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security (JONAP).

The Minister will also attend a breakfast with Jordanian tech entrepreneurs, to highlight the country’s potential in this sector and the central importance of business in driving growth and jobs creation.

In the week marking one year since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Minister will highlight the UK’s work to address the global negative impacts of Russia’s invasion, including on food security.

The Minister said“Jordan is a close and valued partner of the UK. The UK stands by Jordan and we are committed to a long-term partnership to support Jordan in its vital regional role, including as a host of refugees. We are working with Jordan to support progress in structural reforms to promote investment and exports to deliver economic growth and create jobs.” 

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