Britain to provide grant to Jordan to face refugees' crisis

Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and British International Development Secretary Priti Patel during the signing ceremony
Jordan’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and British International Development Secretary Priti Patel during the signing ceremony

AMMAN, Aug 1 (KUNA) — Britain decided on Monday to give Jordan a grant worth 190 million euros to help the country face repercussions of the Syrian crisis.
This came during a memorandum of understanding signed by Jordan’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and British International Development Secretary Priti Patel, in the presence of Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulqi.
Following the signing, Fakhoury said in a press statement that the memo aims to direct the British support for increasing economic opportunities for both Jordanians and Syrians, and to buttress countries hosting refugees.
The grant will be spent on Syrian students and carrying new projects in the country, he added.
During a meeting with Patel, Mulqi expressed his hope that Britain would support the implementation of outcome of London donors conference held last February.
Patel, meanwhile, said Britain is committed towards Jordan regarding the Syrian crisis, stressing that it will remain on key efforts so as to build security and stability in the world. (end) ab.hm

Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and British International Development Secretary Priti Patel during the signing ceremony
Jordan’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and British International Development Secretary Priti Patel during the signing ceremony