Tuesday, 22 May 2018 04:55 GMT

US to fund Jordan with USD6bln

(MENAFN) The US embassy in Jordan received the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson upon his arrival in Amman late on Tuesday.

In a statement on the Embassy's official website, the US pledged USD6.5 billion in assistance to Jordan over the next five years. The two countries will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday as 2018 marks seven decades of friendship and partnership.

"[He] will underscore the enduring strength of the US-Jordan relationship, engage with the Jordanian leadership on the conclusion of a new memorandum of understanding on bilateral assistance, and discuss key regional issues such as the ongoing crisis in Syria and Jordan's support for Middle East peace," the statement reads.

Jordan is the third country in Rex Tillerson's visit is the region. The tour started with Egypt and was followed by Kuwait. The Secretary will be heading to Lebanon and Turkey on Thursday.


US to fund Jordan with USD6bln

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