Qatar Pledges 10,000 Jobs, $500 Million Aid for Jordan

Qatar has pledged to create 10,000 jobs for Jordanians to help them achieve their aspirations and contribute to their country's economy. Qatar also announced a $500 million investment package targeting Jordan's infrastructure and tourism projects.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the move comes in the light of the difficult economic situation in Jordan.

"Qatar is focusing its support on projects of a sustainable nature to create a foundation on which the Jordanian economy has been based for years, and focuses on supporting young people who are the hope of the future and the driving force of production, as demonstrated by the experiences of a number of emerging economies," the statement said.

Qatar, the statement said, intends to create employment opportunities for Jordanian youth and implement projects in Jordan through the establishment of an investment fund for infrastructure and tourism projects and create a movement for investment and investment opportunities both directly and indirectly.

The statement stressed Qatar's strong historical and fraternal relations with Jordan and its well-established principles and genuine Arab values.

The statement reiterated Qatar's commitment towards brotherly Arab countries and their people.

The statement praised Jordanian stances on a number of issues, including the Palestinian cause". 

It expressed Qatar's confidence in the ability of Jordan to overcome the difficult situation it was in, which will only"increase their cohesion and determination to build their homeland."

Al Bawaba Contribution Time: 14-Jun-2018 08:47 (GMT)
Al Bawaba Last Update Time: 14-Jun-2018 08:47 (GMT)

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