Jordanian PM thanks Arab leaders for support

Jordan’s Prime Minister said on Monday that his country is grateful for the aid a trio of Gulf nations have announced in a meeting a day earlier to address the economic crisis in the Hashemite Kindgom.

“We thank our Arab brothers for never failing to stand by Jordan, as evident by today’s meeting,” Omar Al-Razzaz said in a statement.

The Jordanian Prime Minister was referring to Sunday’s encounter in the holy city of Makkah involving Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Jordanian King Abdullah II, His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister as well as Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.

Leaders of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE approved aid worth USD 2.5 billion to Jordan over the next five years to help the country emerge from the economic upheaval it is going through

Source: Kuwait News Agency