Published: 2019-12-17 10:57
Last Updated: 2019-12-17 15:27
Jordan has secured a $300 million grant from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), through efforts spearheaded by His Majesty King Abdullah II, whose top priority is supporting limited-income families and improving citizens’ living standards.
Sources at the Royal Hashemite Court said the grant embodies the deep-rooted, brotherly ties between the two countries and peoples, led by King Abdullah II and His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates.
His Majesty and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, with the support of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates, had held discussions on means to provide support for social protection, health, and education programs in Jordan to alleviate pressure on the general budget; in line with the strong, brotherly ties between the two countries and peoples.
The sources said the UAE grant will be allocated for providing medical coverage for uninsured citizens and patients with chronic diseases, and for limited-income families benefiting from the National Aid Fund to cover their basic needs.