On a visit to Jordan's capital Amman, European Union High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini made her remarks in a joint press conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, on 7 October 2019. “My main message is a very simple one: you can count on the European Union as the main and the most reliable supporter for Jordan and Jordanians”, she said.
During their meeting, Mogherini and Safadi agreed to continue work to enhance mutual economic and development cooperation and coordination on regional issues. HR/VP announced a new support package to Jordan, commending the country's resilience and efforts to reform: “I am confident that this decision can be taken in the next couple of months, so that this third package of €500 million can be disbursed early next year.”
Earlier, Mogherini was received by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. The meeting covered the partnership between the EU and Jordan and means of bolstering it in various fields, as well as current regional developments. During the meeting, the Jordanian monarch bestowed the Order of Al Istiqlal (Independence) of the First Degree on High Representative Mogherini in appreciation for her efforts to enhance cooperation between Jordan and the EU.