EU pledges USD23mln aid for Jordan

(MENAFN) On Sunday, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini announced 20 million euros (USD23.5 million) in aid for Jordan following a wave of anti-austerity protests that led to the prime minister's resignation.

The EU will support Jordan "with all possible means at our disposal including economic and financial means," Mogherini said during a visit to Amman.

"This is a country that has a vital role to play in the region," she told a news conference.
"You will have always the EU at your side fully supporting your reform work."

The funds would "address in particular the needs of Jordanians that are particularly vulnerable," Mogherini said.

The EU has provided Jordan with "1 billion in aid over three years, Mogherini said.


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