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Fakhoury meets IRC chief David Miliband

By JT - Nov 09,2017 - Last updated at Nov 09,2017

AMMAN — Planning and International Cooperation Minister Imad Fakhoury on Wednesday stressed the importance of continued support to Jordan to enable it to continue providing services to the Syrian refugees and host communities.

The remark came during a meeting with the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) David Miliband, according to a ministry statement.

Fakhoury outlined the economic situation in Jordan, including the economic and social challenges, focusing on the growth rates, public debt and fight against unemployment and poverty.

He pointed to the burden borne by Jordan as a result of the regional conditions, including the hosting of large numbers of Syrian refugees.

The Planning Minister praised the commitment of the IRC in implementing projects to support the Syrian refugees and the host communities, which will contribute in creating job opportunities for Jordanian youth and promoting the concept of self-reliance by supporting individual projects. 

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