Jordanian Planning Minister discusses Syrian refugee crisis with US delegation

AMMAN — Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Imad Fakhoury, yesterday met with a US congressional delegation, and underlined the importance of Jordan’s continued support to provide high quality services to Syrian refugees and host communities.

The Petra News Agency has quoted a ministry statement as saying that the delegation are now on a visit to check first hand on the repercussions of the Syrian refugee crisis on the Kingdom, and the services provided to them and the host communities.

Jordanian Minister Fakhoury briefed the team on the challenges currently facing Jordan, including the consequences of hosting Syrian refugees, pointing out that the Kingdom is continuing its comprehensive reform process and efforts to achieve economic growth and prosperity to its citizens. He also hailed US aid to Jordan, especially its assistance to help Jordan deal with the crisis.

The delegation’s members said that they appreciate Jordan’s efforts in addressing economic challenges, as well as its role in hosting Syrian refugees, while emphasising the need for aid to help alleviate the burdens posed by the refugees.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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