U.S. provides Jordan with grants of 100 million USD
The United States on Tuesday signed four agreements with Jordan to provide the kingdom with grants of 100 million U.S. dollars, according to the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.
The agreements were inked by Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Suhair Al-Ali, and U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Robert Stephen Beecroft and USAID Mission Director Jay Knott.
The four grants will be utilized for budget support, youth empowerment, poverty reduction, education sectors, economic opportunities, and governance sector, said Al-Ali during the signing ceremony.
Meanwhile, the U.S. ambassador and the USAID mission director to Jordan said the grants are an example of the unique partnership that Jordan and the United States enjoy.They reiterated the U.S. commitment to Jordan to help it achieve the objective of sustainable economic growth, Xinhua reported.
The USAID, known as the United States Agency for International Development, is the United States federal government organization responsible for most non-military foreign aid.
It receives overall foreign policy guidance from the United States Secretary of State and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by providing aids to other countries.
Jordan is one of U.S. allies in the Middle East. It has received 5.6 billion dollars since 1952, according to the U.S. embassy.