Tokyo Grants Non-Project Aid to Jordan

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Okada and King Abdallah II

Tokyo -- The Japanese government on Wednesday donated more than US$16 million in non-project aid to the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan.

The relevant documents were signed in Amman by Japanese Ambassador Tetsuro Shioguchi and Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Jafar Hassan.

The addition of this aid package brings the total amount of Japanese aid to Jordan since the accession of King Abdallah II in 1999 to about US$420 million.

The Japanese Foreign Ministry says that aid to Jordan is largely given in connection with the "major role" that the Hashimite Kingdom plays in Arab-Israeli peace issues.

King Abdallah visited Tokyo last month and the two governments are negotiating a possible nuclear energy partnership in addition to smaller projects.

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