The Arab League on Monday welcomed the Makkah meeting’s positive outcome to resolve Jordan’s recent economic crisis.
The meeting, held in the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia yesterday, upon an initiative by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, embodied the spirit of solidarity in facing common challenges, the League’s Secretary-General Ahmed Abul Gheit, said in a statement.
Abul Gheit lauded Riyadh’s efforts to strengthen Arab solidarity, reiterating the League’s supportive stance with Amman to overcome the crisis.
The event brought together King Salman, His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Jordanian King Abdullah II and Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoum – the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai.
The leaders approved an aid package amounting to USD 2.5 billion to Jordan over the coming five years.
Source: Kuwait News Agency