Jordanian Minister of Interior Mazen Faraya, and Alexis Le Cour Grandmaiso, French Ambassador to the Kingdom (photo) discussed Sunday means of enhancing cooperation in security fields and the current regional developments.
During the meeting, Faraya called for leveraging security expertise to bolster regional stability, combat crime, exchange visits, and conduct training and rehabilitation programs in light of the increasing instability in many regional countries, Petra news agency reported.
“All countries must join hands to mitigate the effects of instability and achieve global security and safety,” he added.
“The two countries have strong relations in various fields”, he noted, calling for achieving the aspirations of the two countries’ peoples.
For his part, the French envoy affirmed Jordan’s role in maintaining stability and security in the region thanks to its wise leadership and its people’s rejection of violence and extremism, pointing to the importance of increasing cooperation programs to serve joint interests.
In another development, Jordanian Prime Minister Dr. Bishr Khasawneh on Sunday attended the ceremony to sign the annual US grant agreement to support Jordan’s budget, amounting to $845.1 million, between the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), at the Ministry’s headquarters.
The agreement was signed at the Ministry’s headquarters by Zina Toukan, Jordan’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, and Margaret Spears, Acting Mission Director at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Khasawneh stressed the “deep-rooted, strategic\” partnership between the two friendly countries, noting the importance that Jordan attaches to developing its partnership with United States in various cooperation fields.
The PM also expressed Jordan’s appreciation for this US support, which expresses Washington's understanding of the bulk of challenges facing the Kingdom and its support for Amman’s comprehensive modernization project.
The grant comes as part of the US economic assistance program to the Jordanian government, within the third Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two sides for 2018-2022.