US envoy tours Karak

4. US Karak
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AMMAN — US Ambassador Henry T. Wooster toured women-led businesses in Karak, where he reasserted continued support for economic growth in the Kingdom.اضافة اعلان

An embassy statement said Wooster, accompanied by members of the embassy’s economic and political teams, also met local authorities and business leaders in Karak on Wednesday.

“The US will continue to work steadfastly with Jordan to facilitate inclusive economic development and create jobs for men and women across the country,” Wooster said. 

“Supporting women’s economic security is high on the agenda of our bilateral cooperation,” he said. “The women-led businesses and the young entrepreneurs I met today in Karak are laying a path for growth and opportunity benefiting all Jordanians.”

Karak governor Mohammad Khalaf Al-Fayez welcomed the ambassador and praised the strength of relations between the two countries.

He also thanked Wooster for his visit, which he said underpinned the strength and depth of relations between the two people, and for the backing of the US government to Jordan, and for the continuous support provided by USAID to support a number of projects in the Karak governorate, which include many sectors.

Wooster’s talks with Fayez also covered areas of mutual interest, including the potential for economic growth in the governorate. 

Wooster and his economic team congratulated young business entrepreneurs at Trip to Innovation, Karak’s first business incubator, on their initiatives and learned about challenges they face in expanding their operations.

They also visited the all-women Karak branch of Crystel outsourcing contact center to hear perspectives from founders and staff about women’s workforce participation, economic challenges, and goals.

The team also visited the Zaharat as-Sahra, Arabic for “the flower of the desert”, Dairy Factory in Ader village, supported by USAID.

Wooster’s visit to Karak follows prior meetings and discussions in Irbid, Zarqa, and Aqaba to hear a broad range of perspectives from across Jordan on key issues of the US-Jordan partnership, including Washington’s support for water and economic development, community-based initiatives, women’s economic security, and youth empowerment. 

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