Jordan’s Prime Minister and Defense Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh hosted the Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mahmoud Mohieldin, to deliberate ways to improve bilateral cooperation to reach Jordan’s economic goals.
The defense minister, in the presence of Finance Minister Mohamad Al-Ississ, informed the IMF Executive Director on the economic conflicts facing Jordan, which, he said, have been worsened by the regional situation and the COVID-19 pandemic, a local news agency reported.
The prime minister said that the government was taking all actions to deal with the economic challenges, achieve sustainable development and attract investments to create jobs for the Jordanian youth and help find solutions to poverty and unemployment.
He also said that, despite Jordan’s challenges, the country has realized achievements in terms of structural reform. He noted that the government’s efforts are currently focused on promoting growth, recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, and addressing economic imbalances.
The government pursues the sustenance of the private sector’s role in maintainable development through raising competitiveness and creating an investment-friendly environment, he said.
The IMF official praised the Kingdom’s reforms and the government’s approach to addressing economic challenges, stressing that international institutions have confidence in Jordan.