King thanks JICA for support to development projects in Jordan

11 April 2023

His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday expressed appreciation for the development support provided by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for projects in Jordan.

At a meeting in Tokyo with JICA President Tanaka Akihiko, attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, King Abdullah commended JICA’s efforts and projects in Jordan, adding that it sets an example of successful partnership in development and economic programmes.

His Majesty said there are additional opportunities for cooperation with JICA, especially in energy, water, tourism, and education within the Economic Modernisation Vision, in addition to capacity-building programmes for public employees, in line with administrative modernisation.

For his part, JICA President Tanaka highlighted the importance of the agency’s partnership with Jordan, commending the Kingdom’s efforts in hosting refugees as a model in respecting their human dignity, and providing them with basic health and education services.

In addition, he expressed JICA’s interest in development projects in Jordan in tourism and water, and in developing cultural and training programmes, pointing to ongoing discussions on the last installment of a soft loan to support Jordan’s state budget.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, Planning Minister Zeina Toukan, and Jordan’s Ambassador to Japan Lina Annab attended the meeting.