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Jordan and Canada strengthen development ties with new C$95 million projects

By : staff writer

Jordan Daily –  Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Zeina Toukan, and Canadian Minister of Development Ahmed Hussen have solidified plans for a series of developmental projects valued at approximately 95 million Canadian dollars, set to advance the kingdom’s educational and environmental initiatives through 2025.

In a statement released Thursday, Toukan expressed gratitude to Canada for its unwavering support, particularly in areas of vocational and basic education, economic development, women’s empowerment, and support for Syrian refugees. The Canadian-backed projects align with Jordan’s Economic Modernization Vision and its executive program spanning 2023-2025.

The upcoming projects include the enhancement of the Aqaba Marine Reserve, a teacher training program, and initiatives aimed at sustainable energy and economic development. These projects are expected to be formalized by the end of March, furthering the two nations’ commitment to shared developmental goals.

Hussen praised Jordan’s regional role, especially in hosting Syrian refugees, and reaffirmed Canada’s dedication to supporting Jordan’s developmental priorities, reflecting the strong bilateral relations that extend across various sectors.

The meeting also covered Jordan’s continued benefit from the Global Concessional Financing Facility, aiding countries that host refugees, and emphasized the importance of international support for Jordan’s response to the Syrian crisis.

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