Jordan PM Meets IMF Mission Chief in Jordan

Amman, September 18 (QNA) – Jordan Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Thursday met with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief Kristina Kostial and the accompanying delegation to Jordan.

The two sides discussed the fifth and sixth review conducted by the IMF mission to Jordan’s National Economic Reform Program, reported Jordan’s (Petra) news agency.

Ensour highlighted the positive economic indicators achieved by the Kingdom in 2014 despite the difficult regional circumstances, especially the challenges posed by the Syrian refugees crisis and the disruption of Egyptian gas supplies to Jordan.

The IMF mission chief congratulated the government for the national economic reform program’s successes, stressing that these reforms have helped improve Jordan’s economy.

She said that despite the difficult regional conditions, Jordan has been posting positive indicators, adding that growth is increasing, though not to levels aspired for, reaching about three percent. Also, the Central Bank of Jordan now has reasonable reserves. (QNA)

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