Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference with Mr Ayman Al Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan

11-06-2018
EU-Jordan
EU-Jordan

Thank you, thank you very much. It is a really a pleasure for me and my delegation to be back to Amman, to Jordan. I have always visited the country very regularly and it is always very important and always a pleasure to have the opportunity to check where we are on the files that we are working on together and to determine the way forward. This time makes no exception, so I would like to thank you personally and His Majesty [King Abdullah II of Jordan] for the honour of being received by him and the pleasure of our conversation and our common work. (...)

The European Union has been working together with Jordan on projects in different fields in the last two years and a half – if you take 2016, 2017 and 2018 – for an amount of €1 billion in total, covering, in particular, the fields of water, energy, environment, humanitarian aid, mainly addressing the needs of Syrian refugees in Jordan, but also, as you said, the Jordanians that are hosting the Syrian refugees in difficult circumstances. In addition, fields of action and programmes on education and vocational training. (...)

Today I had the pleasure in that framework of bringing a financial agreement of €20 million that address, in particular, the needs of Jordanians who are particularly vulnerable, so social protection projects that will be funded by these €20 million the European Union has agreed to.  (...)

 

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