US offers $22mln to WFP in Jordan

USAID is offering the World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan a USD22 million in assistance for Jordan’s response plan to the Syrian refugee crisis.   USAID said in a statement on Sunday that the new funding would enable the WFP to provide food vouchers and monthly cash assistance to some 465,000 refugees, preventing a gap in aid in the short

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Jordan, Qatar talk security, police cooperation

The Director of the Public Security Directorate (PSD), Maj. Gen. Obaidullah Maaytah, and Qatar’s Ambassador in Amman Sheikh Saud al-Thani Sunday discussed in Amman strengthening security and police cooperation, especially in training.   Maaytah talked about the Jordanian-Qatari “deep” ties, noting that the PSD is keen to support Qatar during the World Cup 2022, which Qatar is poised to host

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RJ unveils 20 new Airbus A320neos

Royal Jordanian (RJ) signed an agreement with Airbus to introduce 20 new factory-built Airbus A320neo family aircraft to its fleet, replacing its current 13 A320ceo aircraft family fleet.   According to an RJ statement, RJ Vice Chairman/CEO Samer Majali said RJ’s 5-year growth strategy (2023-2028) boosts its positioning as the preferred air carrier in the Levant area, promoting Amman as

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King meets political figures

His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday met with a number of political figures at Al Husseiniya Palace to keep them apprised of the outcomes of the talks held with several world leaders during the visit to New York to participate in the 77th United Nations General Assembly, as well as during meetings held in Japan and France.   King Abdullah

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JEBA explores cooperation opportunities with Germany

Board of Directors of Jordan-Europe Business Association (JEBA) on Sunday discussed with German Ambassador to Jordan, Bernhard Kampmann, future cooperation opportunities and mechanisms for strengthening Jordanian-German economic relations.   According to its statement, JEBA directors stressed the importance of strengthening joint cooperation and expanding networks of contact, cooperation and partnership between the two sides’ business owners and investors.   JEBA

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JSMO, GSO talk standardization cooperation

Director General of Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) , Abeer Alzhair, stressed the importance of the existing bilateral cooperation with Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO).   Alzhair also stressed importance of exchanging technical expertise, signing memoranda of understanding (MoU) in standardization, conformity and accreditation certificates fields and taking part in technical committees tasked to develop standards.   During her meeting

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