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Fakhoury receives Chicago Council on Global Affairs delegation

By JT - Nov 18,2017 - Last updated at Nov 18,2017

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury meets with a delegation from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on Saturday (Photo courtesy of Planning Ministry)

AMMAN — Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury on Saturday met with a delegation from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a statement from the Planning Ministry said.

During the meeting, Fakhoury outlined the economic situation and the current economic challenges faced by Jordan in light of the regional situation, especially those of hosting Syrian refugees and the pressure on the national economy, infrastructure, and the provision of services.

He expressed appreciation for the US support to Jordan, which contributed to implementing reform and development programmes and vital projects, while stressing the importance of the international community’s continued support.

The minister briefed the delegation on comprehensive national development plan included in the government’s Executive Development Programme 2018-2020, which outlines the outcomes of the Plan to Stimulate the Economic Growth for the next five years based on Jordan 2025, in addition to the outcomes of the sectoral national strategies such as human resources and the e-government. 

He also briefed the officials on the major development and investments scheduled to be implemented in the Kingdom.

For their part, the delegates commended Jordan’s pivotal role in the region under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah and the great humanitarian role it played in dealing with refugees, citing Jordan as “a global and regional model”.       

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, non-partisan membership organisation that provides insight — and influences the public discourse — on critical global issues.  

The council is committed to bringing clarity and offering solutions to issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world, according to the statement.

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