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Germany pledges €619 million aid package to Jordan

By : JD

Jordan Daily – Germany has pledged a new aid package of approximately 619 million euros to Jordan for the period of 2024-2025, according to a statement from the Ministry of Plannung and International Cooperation.

The funds, comprising around 269 million euros in grants and 350 million euros in concessional loans, will be used to finance various sectors including employment, water, sanitation, public sector modernisation, vocational training, technical education, private sector development and the implementation of economic reforms.

The aid package is part of the development cooperation talks finalised in Berlin between the ministries of planning and international cooperation of both countries. The funds will support the executive programme of Jordan’s Economic Modernisation Vision, public sector modernisation roadmap and Jordan Response Plan for Syria Crisis (JRPSC).

During the talks, German officials were briefed on the significant challenges faced by Jordan in hosting a large number of Syrian refugees, particularly in the context of declining support for JRPSC. The German side reaffirmed their commitment to support the key priorities outlined in the JRPSC and through the World Bank-led Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF).

The support aims to enable Jordan to continue to provide essential services to Syrian refugees in camps and host communities in sectors such as health, education, water, municipal services and others, as well as to provide necessary support to UN agencies working in this field, the statement noted.

German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze reaffirmed her country’s commitment as a reliable partner for Jordan, especially in light of the challenging regional circumstances. She acknowledged the significant challenges Jordan is facing as a result of successive external crises and their economic and social impact.

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