The US Congress has approved a new aid package for Jordan for 2022, estimated at $1.65 billion, the country’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Shraideh has been quoted by official sources as saying announced.
According to a ministry statement on Saturday, Shraideh thanked the US government and Congress for approving the new assistance to the Jordan.
The aid is expected to support the country’s development and reform programs during 2022.
Jordan has seen several factors affect its economy, such as the conditions brought on by the Covid-19 and the Syrian refuge crises.
Shraideh said approval of this US assistance was the outcome of current ruler King Abdullah efforts with the US administration and Congress during the last period, within the framework of securing and approving the aid package for the Jordan.
He also pointed to the Jordanian-US relations at various levels and fields and their partnership in this regard.
The minister is also said to have lauded Washington’s assistance provided to Jordan to support the development process.