Published: 2023-05-15 16:16
Last Updated: 2023-09-30 22:48
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh received at the Prime Ministry Monday the head of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) mission to Jordan, Ron Van Roden, and the accompanying delegation, during the sixth revision of the extended facilitation program, which the IMF's mission is visiting Jordan to conduct.
During the meeting, which was attended by Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of State for Public Sector Modernization Nasser Shraideh, Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Issis, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Zeina Toukan, and Governor of the Central Bank Adel Sharkas, they discussed cooperation relations between Jordan and the IMF and ways to develop them to serve the economic goals that Jordan seeks to achieve.
Khasawneh affirmed that the government is taking all measures and steps to deal with economic challenges, achieve sustainable development, attract investment, and enable it to provide job opportunities for Jordanian youth, in a way that contributes to finding solutions to poverty and unemployment.
He also stressed the government's commitment to work to enhance macroeconomic stability and enhance its competitiveness, pointing out that the macro economy has achieved good indicators with the testimony of international rating institutions, the latest of which is the Fitch Ratings, which confirmed Jordan's credit rating a few days ago with a stable outlook.
For his part, the head of the IMF mission to Jordan affirmed his admiration for the reforms implemented by Jordan and the efforts made by the government in dealing with financial and economic challenges, stressing the confidence that Jordan enjoys in international institutions.
He stressed that Jordan is a success story by maintaining its financial and monetary stability, despite the great challenges that the global economy is going through, and because of which other economies have collapsed.
The head of the International Monetary Fund's mission to Jordan also referred to Jordan's success in maintaining a low inflation rate of only 2.9 percent, maintaining its credit rating, and successfully issuing Eurobonds.