Amman – Jordan’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Zeina Toukan, held discussions on Monday with Canadian Minister of International Development, Ahmed Hussen, regarding a joint development cooperation program. The talks, which centered around sectors like education, health, vocational training, gender, and refugees, aimed to strengthen the partnership between the two nations.
According to Jordan News Agency, Toukan emphasized the importance of Canadian aid in supporting Jordan’s development efforts. She highlighted how Canadian assistance contributes to Jordan’s economic and development reform package, which aligns with the country’s vision for economic modernization. Toukan briefed on Jordan’s development priorities, underscoring the need for Jordan to be considered a priority country in Canada’s development aid program.
Toukan also discussed the ongoing need for international assistance in response to the Syrian crisis and the support required for Jordan in providing services to refugees and host communities. She emphasized the Kingdom’s focus on implementing its development plan effectively.
Canadian Minister Ahmed Hussen expressed admiration for the depth of Jordanian-Canadian relations at all levels. He reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to continue supporting Jordan’s modernization and development efforts, particularly praising Jordan’s role in hosting refugees. Hussen pledged continued Canadian support for Jordan, with a focus on education and vocational training.