Jordan keen to step up economic ties with Canada


Jordan’s minister of planning and international cooperation, Imad Fakhoury, on Sunday called on Canadian companies to invest in Jordan’s projects.

Fakhoury made the remarks at a meeting with Canadian visiting Minister of International Development La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau, according to a statement by the ministry obtained by Xinhua.

According to the statement, Fakhoury urged the Canadian side to support Jordan’s Response Plan to the Syrian Crisis (2017-2019).

The Jordanian official voiced Jordan’s keenness to boost relations with Canada and thanked the Canadian government for the 10 million Canadian dollar grant (about 7.6 million U.S. dollars) that will be used to support the educational sector.

The Canadian minister expressed appreciation of efforts exerted by Jordan under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II to address regional crises as well as His Majesty’s efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region.

She also voiced her country’s commitment to continue its support to Jordan to enable the Kingdom to address challenges facing it. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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