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Jordan- PM meets with Professional Associations presidents


(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Amman, Nov. 28 (Petra) -- Prime Minister, Hani Mulki, on Tuesday, met with presidents of Professional Associations on challenges facing Jordan on many levels, especially financial and economic challenges and the government's plans and programs to address them.

The prime minister underlined the importance of the trade unions' role in meeting its members' needs, in addition to their social role, pointing out to the government's readiness to provide support in terms of the necessary legislations related to the work of unions, which represent a large segment of citizens.

He said the government's priority, at this stage, is to focus on reforming the economy and public finances and dealing with the unemployment, maintain monetary stability and increase self-reliance as a strategic goal.

The premier made a proposal to establish a joint fund for all associations, which would contribute to enhancing their investment capabilities.

Jordan Engineers Association (JEA) President, and the President of the Council of Professional Associations, Majid Tabba, said the associations can support the government's efforts in addressing challenges and assuming their national responsibility.

Tabba added that the associations are partners with the government, expressing hope that both sides would communicate more in order to establish a partnership in the reform process.

He emphasized the importance of fighting tax evasion, and exert more efforts to market Jordanian competencies and reconsider the technical allowances of union employees in the public sector.

Presidents of associations stressed the importance of setting up programs that would reduce unemployment among members of professional associations and boosting operational, mechanization and replacing programs as well as providing them with the necessary training.

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