Prime Minister hosts World Bank President, affirms Jordan economic partnership

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Published: 2024-02-11 16:16

Last Updated: 2024-05-27 11:49


Prime Minister hosts World Bank President, affirms Jordan economic partnership
Prime Minister hosts World Bank President, affirms Jordan economic partnership

On behalf of His Majesty King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh received Sunday the President of the World Bank Group, Ajay Banga, at the Prime Ministry.

Khasawneh conveyed King Abdullah's greetings to the President of the World Bank Group and expressed His Majesty's appreciation for the partnership and cooperation between Jordan and the World Bank in economic and developmental fields.

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Zeina Toukan also participated in the meeting, where Khasawneh discussed Jordan's endeavors in economic and public sector reform. He expressed gratitude for the World Bank's support in advancing the outlined priorities.

In response, Banga underscored the significance of the strategic alliance between the Bank and Jordan, lauding the country's reforms in various sectors. He reiterated the Bank's readiness to assist Jordan in overcoming economic challenges.

Khasawneh emphasized Jordan's commitment to strengthening its partnership with the World Bank to drive economic recovery and sustainable growth. He highlighted the progress made in implementing His Majesty King Abdullah's reform directives and expressed the government's eagerness to bolster cooperation for comprehensive reform.

The meeting emphasized Jordan's continued support for various priority projects in sectors such as entrepreneurship, education, transportation, water, and information technology.

The Prime Minister noted the positive economic indicators up until October 7, with a growth rate of 2.8 percent. However, he acknowledged the impact of the recent Israeli Occupation aggression on Gaza, particularly on thriving sectors like tourism. Despite these challenges, the government remains steady in pursuing its economic and developmental plans.

Banga affirmed the Bank's support for Jordan's reforms and emphasized the importance of fostering entrepreneurship, startups, and job opportunities, especially for youth and women.