Prime Minister, Dr. Bishr Khasawneh, on Monday received Head of International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Mission to Jordan, Ron Van Roden, and the accompanying delegation, who are scheduled to carry out the 6th revision of Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program during its current visit to Jordan.

During the meeting, discussions went over ways to develop cooperation relations between Jordan and IMF, aimed to serve the economic goals that the Kingdom is seeking to achieve.

The PM affirmed that the government is taking all measures and steps to deal with economic challenges, achieve sustainable development, as well as attracting and empowering investment to create job opportunities for Jordanian youth, which would contribute to finding solutions to poverty and unemployment.

Khasawneh also voiced the government’s commitment to work to enhance macroeconomic stability and enhance its competitiveness.

The PM said Jordan’s overall economy made “good” indicators with testimony of international rating institutions, the latest was released by Fitch Ratings, which affirmed Jordan’s credit rating a few days ago with a stable outlook.

For his part, Van Roden expressed admiration for Jordan’s reforms and its government’s efforts in addressing financial and economic challenges, referring to confidence that the Kingdom receives from international institutions.

He also noted Jordan constitutes a “success story” by maintaining its financial and monetary stability, despite the “remarkable” challenges that the global economy is battling.

In addition, he highlighted Jordan’s success in maintaining a low level of inflation at 2.9%, affirming its credit rating, and successfully issuing Eurobonds.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of State for Public Sector Development Nasser Shraideh, Minister of Finance, Mohammad Ississ, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Zeina Touqan, and Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), Adel Sharkas.

Source: Jordan News Agency